Crossing Muddy Waters: Preserving A Historic Neighborhood

The impact of segregation endures in a Mississippi coast town, where an African-American community is working to protect its environment, housing and history.

What began as a good idea at last year's tax sale in North Gulfport, Mississippi has evolved into a community-based organization dedicated to increasing homeownership for African-American families in one of the poorest regions of the country. The group is also concerned with fighting gentrification and displacement as developers turn their attention to the historically segregated community.

Thanks to David Holtzman

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