The Deep South: A Black Man's Experience in Black Belt Alabama

  • Hubert Brandon Executive Director,Excellenterprise
  • Pamela Valera Columbia University


This narrative is a reflection on the life experiences of a southern Black man residing in the Black Belt region of Alabama. Through this process of sharing his experiences, the authors make visible the oppression and marginality experienced by many Alabamians. Possible survival strategies are explored and proposed. The authors believe these proposed strategies will enable southern Black Americans the opportunity to engage in community action.

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