How southern black farmers were forced from their land, and their heritage


Vann Newkirk:

Right. Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, these were states that were, if they weren’t majority black going into the Great Depression and beyond, or close to being about half black. And what prompted the “Great Migration”, quote-unquote, that saw millions of black people leave the South, was a fact that a lot of them had their land stolen.

Maybe, and I think this is probably what happens, if they hold onto that land, if they’re able to make money in the South and have — and vote in the South and have some type of stake in the future of their kids living in the South, perhaps those three states at least stay majority black.

What happens to the Electoral College if we have three majority black states? What happens to the Senate? You know, those are big questions.



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