Ernestine and Dorfus Young Sr. returned to their native Mississippi to build a farm, a business, and a way of life. With a diversified set of products and services, the Youngs are replacing the old cotton economy with a new set of assets.Read More...
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A visual artist teaches himself to paint by capturing the images of the people in his small, East Tennessee town. More than a decade later, the project continues to give the community a new vision of itself.
Nonprofit leaders hope business training for “creatives” in northwest Mississippi will help communities build wealth and regain control of their future.
With equal quantities of truth and empathy, the book Heartland reveals the stories of the rural working class. But Sarah Smarsh isn't fighting for her tribe, she's building bridges across America’s cultural and politics divides.
If you want good local leaders, look for the people who finish projects, not just start them, says the mayor of Granby, Colorado, a small town in the Rockies. In our series on small-town leadership, Paul Chavoustie shares how the drive to…