After the Flood

Chapman, Stephen
May 1979
New Republic;5/12/79, Vol. 180 Issue 19, p11
Discusses the impact of a flood on the rich whites and poor blacks of Jackson, Mississippi. Four inches of rainfall in a single hour; Race discrimination in news coverage of the disaster and in Red Cross shelters for flood victims; Rumors that the whites were sheltered in hotels; State of race relations in the city; Breakdown of the appearance of racial harmony after a disaster; Jackson as one of several Mississippi cities hit by the flood; Evacuation of 20,000 people from their homes.


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