Joint Center Session on Future of Black Rural Communities
August 10, 2017
On August 10, Joint Center President Spencer Overton traveled to Tunica, Mississippi to speak at the One Voice summit. One Voice is a part of the Mississippi Black Leadership Institute a community of scholars, elected officials, business leaders, and community organizers who partner to share ideas, develop solutions, and provide support, information & access to local, emerging professionals and political leaders who are working towards progressive change. Spencer’s session “Big Ideas” to Drive Communities Forward focused on receiving input from about 75 current and aspiring Mississippi Black elected officials about the Joint Center’s planned work on the future of African-American rural communities.