Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

A Self-Sustaining Black Community

 


By Eddie D. Gillis

Many Black Americans who lived two or three generations ago can remember a black community that was able to sustain itself by having their own businesses. One such example is the area along Desiard Street where the Miller-Roy building is located, but is currently in need of renovating. However, listening to those who can re-live the glory days of that area, just about everything Black people wanted/needed could be found right there. Monroe resident Frank Taylor is one of those individuals and he would like to see a revival of Black owned businesses in a predominately Bl...



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