Cover: Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White, from Harvard University PressCover: Hattiesburg in HARDCOVER


An American City in Black and White

  • Map: The State of Mississippi
  • Introduction: People of Spirit
  • 1. Visionaries
  • 2. The Bottom Rail
  • 3. The Noble Spirit
  • 4. A Little Colony of Mississippians
  • 5. Broken Promises
  • 6. Those Who Stayed
  • 7. Reliance
  • 8. Community Children
  • 9. Salvation
  • 10. A Rising
  • 11. Crying in the Wilderness
  • 12. When the Movement Came
  • Conclusion: Changes
  • Archival Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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Jacket: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, by Mehrsa Baradaran, from Harvard University Press

Book Club Spotlight: The Color of Money

The Vivian’s Door Initiative is inspired by the courage and legacy of the late Vivian Malone Jones. She was the first African American to graduate from the University of Alabama and was responsible for ending the segregation of public universities in the state of Alabama. Vivian’s courage and will power to create change for her brothers and sisters of color inspired the creation of a nonprofit project called Vivian’s Door. In March 2020, Vivian’s Door started a book club; their first pick was The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran. In June, over 50 people joined the online discussion of the book