PBS NewsHour

Poverty-stricken past and present in the Mississippi Delta

Clip: 07/22/2016 | 7m 35s

Rich in soil, music and culture, the Mississippi Delta is one of those unique regions that has come to hold a special place in the American imagination. But in terms of economic mobility and poverty, this stretch of land is far behind anywhere else in the developed world. Kai Ryssdal takes a look at the storied and complex history of the Mississippi Delta.

Aired: 07/22/16

Rating: NR

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