Black Power in Greene County

There are 11,021 citizens in Greene County, Ala., and 78% of them are black. They mainly work the soybean and cotton fields that surround the tiny county seat of Eutaw. 80 miles southwest of Birmingham. Greene County is poor: the median per capita income is $4,019. But its black residents are proud of a civil rights revolution they helped create. Says John Kennard, the county's first black tax assessor: "One of the most cherished things our people have here in the black belt is the right to vote." TIME Atlanta Bureau Chief Joseph N....

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