SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Thomas J. Ward Jr.
Black residents of the Mississippi Delta began organizing in 1970 for access to water and sewage services; their struggle continues today.
SOURCE: Harper's Bazaar
by Kaitlyn Greenidge
The two sides of Mississippi's history are its exploitative oligarchy and the efforts of Black Mississippians and their allies to imagine egalitarian alternatives against the odds. Activists' responses to the collapse of the Jackson water infrastructure will test that spirit.