Impact University: Alabama


Where Health Care Won’t Go >

Ouyang, Helen. (June 2017, Harper's Magazine): A tuberculosis crisis is affecting rural, Black Belt Alabama.


Alabama Prosecutor Sets the Penalties and Fills the Coffers >

Dewan, S. & Lehren, A. (2016-12-13, The New York Times): "In the city of Dothan, one man's grip on the criminal justice system has exacted a steep price for many."


A Grim Bargain >

Harlan, C. (2015-12-01, The Washington Post): In recent years, Alabama and the Deep South have attracted large companies with low-wage workers, available land, and tax incentives and subsidies worth millions. However, not all rural Americans working for these corporations have felt the promised benefits. Chico Harlan examines the effects of this corporate trend in Wilcox County, Alabama.


All Over but the Shoutin’ >

Bragg, Rick. All Over but the Shoutin' (1998). Bragg's memoir is a triumphant and compassionate meditation on both ways in which poverty is experienced and remembered. With searing prose and insight, Bragg asks ultimately how, and what, does it mean to be a family.


Hard Cash: Predatory Lending in Alabama >

Alabama Appleseed Center (2010-10-07, Throughout Alabama many types of credit services are designed to trap consumers into financial difficulties. This fact sheet reviews predatory lending practices in Alabama.

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