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Mississippi's Untold Story: Diversity Meets Disenfranchisement by Edelia "Dr. Jay" Carthan

Mississippi, a state synonymous with rich cultural heritage and profound historical narratives, stands unique in the American landscape. It boasts the highest percentage of African Americans in the country, yet, in a startling contrast to its demographic makeup, Mississippi has not elected an African American to statewide office for over a century – since 1890. This 129-year hiatus is not merely a historical footnote; it's a reflection of a deep-rooted issue intertwined with the state's political fabric, significantly influenced by the 1890 state constitution.

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