The Black Belt: Alabama's Third World

Number 19724
Subject Census
Source News (Birmingham, Ala.)
State Alabama
Year 2002
Publication Date May 12, July 28 and Oct. 13
Summary Twelve counties in Alabama make up "The Black Belt," a portion of the state with low life expectancy, high poverty and populated mostly by blacks. In this exhaustive investigation, the Birmingham News examines the plight of the Black Belt, the roots and the reality. Also, reporters found that the majority of land inside the area is owned by people who live in other counties, or, in some cases, other states altogether.
Pages 38
Keywords Race;poverty;illness;minorities
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