Founding Director William A. Darity Jr. quoted in Richmond Free Press

Professional headshot of William Darity

Dr. Darity was quoted in the Richmond Free Press about the failure of Reconstruction to provide freedmen and freedwomen with land following the Civil War.

“There would’ve been a territory ranging from the Sea Islands to northern Florida that would’ve been essentially a coastal Black belt community,” he said. Instead, he noted, Black Americans remained plagued by a wealth gap, possessing just a quarter of the wealth held by white American families.

“That would’ve had very significant implications for Black economic well being as well as Black political power.”

Read the full piece here.