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Black Political Empowerment In Rural Mississippi: The Cases Of Mound Bayou, Fayette, Bolton, Shelby And Tchula, Cassie O. Jr. May 1982

Black Political Empowerment In Rural Mississippi: The Cases Of Mound Bayou, Fayette, Bolton, Shelby And Tchula, Cassie O. Jr.

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This study looks at black empowerment in five rural Mississippi towns with black mayors by analyzing the impact they have had in attempting to alter the socioeconomic status of blacks in their respective towns. The following indicators were used to measure the political effectiveness of black mayors in reordering the socioeconomic status of blacks: (1) distribution of governmental services to the black community; (2) employment and economic development; (3) housing; and (4) health care. This study was initiated because of the recent changes in the political position of blacks in Mississippi and the American South in general. It was also ...