ERIC Number: ED118681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Blacks in the Arkansas Delta.
Arkansas State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Little Rock.
In November 1971, the Arkansas State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights conducted a two-day open meeting in West Memphis, Arkansas, to examine the problems of black people living in the Delta region of Arkansas. More than 40 people were invited to express their views concerning the problems of black people living in the Arkansas Delta. Issues related to the political participation of blacks in local and State government were discussed, and the administration of justice as it relates to black citizens in the Delta was examined. Also discussed was the manifold economic and social welfare problems of blacks living in the region. The present document is a report of the principal findings of the open meetings and subsequent investigations. The contents of the report include an introductory section, findings and recommendations, appended communications and Arkansas statutes, and three chapters, entitled respectively: The Economic and Social Welfare Conditions of Blacks in Eastern Arkansas, Political ParticiPation of Blacks in the Arkansas Delta, and The Administration of Justice in the Arkansas Delta. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas