An Arizona Town Slowly Fades Away

Randolf, AZ., once a lively town born during the Dust Bowl era, became the American Dream to black families that settled there.
January 30, 2002, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Unlike other communities where blacks settled in the early decades of the 20th century, Randolph is finding its decline hastened in ways beyond the usual story of grown children moving away for better jobs and older residents dying off. Slowly, heavy industries have moved into the area, taking advantage of cheap land and labor and -- people in Randolph say --the town's lack of political muscle to keep them away."

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Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in The New York Times
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