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Here’s What Happened When Black Politicians Held Power

Study shows how they aided southern blacks during Reconstruction

New research provides the strongest evidence to date that the race of a political officeholder can have a significant effect on policy – at least historically. The study showed that during the Reconstruction period after the U.S. Civil War, southern counties with black officeholders had a lower literacy gap between blacks and whites and had more blacks earning money as tenant farmers.


Results showed that black officeholders raised county revenues more than did white officeholders, which resulted in better education for blacks and more opportunities for them to earn income.”

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AAC-NCDP General Body Meeting - February 24
Saturday, February 24, 2018 2 :00 - 4:00 pm Mecklenburg County Democratic Party 5500 Executive Center Drive #210, Charlotte, NC 28212 Come meet the executive board Learn more about the organization. Learn what we have planned for the 2018 Election: Read More
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