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Posted inHealth Disparities

From plantation to prison: how oppression led to high rates of disease, death for Black North Carolinians

By Andrea Kelley, Arabella Saunders, Marin Wolf In North Carolina, the relationship between slavery and incarceration is clear and direct. Even with the end of slavery in the late-1800s, many Southern states retained economies based on labor-intensive agricultural products, but without the free labor that had supported those economies. As in many states, North Carolina […]