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“Those Left Behind” Poverty Bus Tour of the Mississippi Delta‏

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The peonage research of Antoinette Harrell, however, tells us that for many thousands of African-Americans, the freedom bell never rang. In fact, the freedom bell didn’t ring in sixteen states and twenty-seven counties in Mississippi — even into the 1970’s. Slavery had given birth to a new form of involuntary servitude: peonage. And this new form of slavery trapped not only thousands of African-Americans, but poor Native Americans, poor Latinos, and poor Whites, as well. Read More: http://www.dryerbuzz.com/2009/02/those-left-behind-poverty-bus-tour-of-the-mississippi-delta%e2%80%8f/