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« on: May 26, 2009 07:18 AM »


Long past heyday, oldest black Ala. city at risk
Historical commission includes town on its annual list of 'Places in Peril'

Dave Martin / AP

HOBSON CITY, Ala. - The cafes, the school and the roller rink are long gone from Alabama's oldest black city. Empty homes and businesses line the narrow streets.

Hobson City has no police or fire department, and weeds have overgrown the oldest part of the cemetery and a park.

But this small town once thrived as a place where black people were in charge in the midst of the Jim Crow South.

Story continues below ↓

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30928759/?gt1=43001

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