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The three communities portrayed in BANISHED are not cultural anomalies, but rather legacies of a systematic and violent history of racial discrimination.

Today, these legacies are reflected in issues of property, power and population. What steps are these communities taking—or not taking—in order to rectify history, and is such a thing even possible? What other instances of racial banishment have had lasting effects in counties across the United States?

Learn more about cases of racial banishment and all-white counties in the United States, from 1864 to 2000 >>
Read about Pierce City, Missouri and its history of black banishment >>
Find out how Harrison, Arkansas is confronting its legacy of racism >>
Learn about Forsyth County, Georgia and adverse possession >>

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