Celebrating Black Communities and Their Fight for Environmental Justice

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice celebrates Black History Month in recognition of the struggles, sacrifices, and achievements that have brought us to this moment in time when racial equity is a goal shared by people of different races and backgrounds, from grassroots community organizations to the President of the United States. We pay special tribute to the following historic Black communities in the Gulf Coast Region whose vision for future generations drives their fight for environmental justice and equitable climate solutions:

  • Africatown – Mobile, AL
  • Handsboro/Mississippi City, Magnolia Grove, North Gulfport, The Quarters and Soria City – Gulfport, MS
  • Lower Ninth Ward – New Orleans, LA
  • Pleasantville – Houston, TX
  • Wedgwood, Rolling Hills, Olive Heights – Pensacola, FL

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