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Black Self-Help Organizations and Rebuilding Black Communities After Major Hurricanes: The Southern States, 1975-1992

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This paper will describe the activities of local and major national black organizations and churches that responded to black communities devastated by some of America’s most costly and deadly hurricanes. The decades spanning the mid-1970s through the early 1990s was a period of intense activity in terms of hurricanes striking the coastal regions of the southern United States. Using social, government, and organizational historical sources, this paper will first outline the physical intensity and human and social costs these hurricanes caused black communities overall. Next the paper will focus on the black self-help response to two hurricanes in particular: Hurricane Hugo of 1989 and Hurricane Andrew of 1992. In both of these events, traditional black self-help patterns and organizations appear to have been both prominent and effective. In the case of Hurricane Hugo, black self-help organizations lead by Rev. Jesse Jackson were particularly important in the recovery efforts in black communities especially in Charleston, S. C. The NAACP took on a major role in advocating for black communities throughout Florida devastated by Hurricane Andrew. The organization provided relief resources, medical services, and raised broader, public issues about racial equity in government assistance programs. The activities of local and national black churches and private charitable groups (by the hundreds) in both of these black community recovery efforts will also be profiled. In conclusion, this paper will address the implications of these historic efforts to current challenges that weather disasters pose for black communities in the South and nationally.

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Black Communities, Hurricanes, Disasters, NAACP, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Black Churches, Community Recovery
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McBride, David. "Black Self-Help Organizations and Rebuilding Black Communities After Major Hurricanes: The Southern States, 1975-1992" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, NA, Atlanta, GA, Sep 26, 2006 <Not Available>. 2013-12-16 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p143395_index.html>

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McBride, D. , 2006-09-26 "Black Self-Help Organizations and Rebuilding Black Communities After Major Hurricanes: The Southern States, 1975-1992" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, NA, Atlanta, GA <Not Available>. 2013-12-16 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p143395_index.html

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Abstract: This paper will describe the activities of local and major national black organizations and churches that responded to black communities devastated by some of America’s most costly and deadly hurricanes. The decades spanning the mid-1970s through the early 1990s was a period of intense activity in terms of hurricanes striking the coastal regions of the southern United States. Using social, government, and organizational historical sources, this paper will first outline the physical intensity and human and social costs these hurricanes caused black communities overall. Next the paper will focus on the black self-help response to two hurricanes in particular: Hurricane Hugo of 1989 and Hurricane Andrew of 1992. In both of these events, traditional black self-help patterns and organizations appear to have been both prominent and effective. In the case of Hurricane Hugo, black self-help organizations lead by Rev. Jesse Jackson were particularly important in the recovery efforts in black communities especially in Charleston, S. C. The NAACP took on a major role in advocating for black communities throughout Florida devastated by Hurricane Andrew. The organization provided relief resources, medical services, and raised broader, public issues about racial equity in government assistance programs. The activities of local and national black churches and private charitable groups (by the hundreds) in both of these black community recovery efforts will also be profiled. In conclusion, this paper will address the implications of these historic efforts to current challenges that weather disasters pose for black communities in the South and nationally.

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