Legacy of slavery endures in US Deep South county

Fayette (United States) (AFP) – All that remains of what was once a Civil War-era cotton plantation is a crumbling building overgrown by weeds.But the legacy of slavery in Jefferson County in the Deep South US state of Mississippi remains clearly visible.Eighty-five percent of the population of Jefferson County is African-American, making it the county with the largest Black population in the entire United States.It is also one of the poorest with average household income of just over $20,000, one-third of the national average.Following the deaths of a number of Black Americans at the hands of…

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