The Role Of African Americans In The 1970's

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In the 1970’s and 1980’s the state of Alabama ended sharecropping and decided to help white landowners to transition their land into timber farming and forest production. The sate allowed the white man to grow pine trees for the paper mills and industrial use. This transition didn’t benefit many African Americans in Alabama. African Americans were excluded from the new industry of paper mills. Many African Americans faced economic challenges in the southern Alabama. Mr. McMillian paid attention to what was going in the Southern community of Alabama and decided to start his own pulpwood business. Mr. McMillian business evolved with the timber industry in the 1970’s. Mr. McMillian ownership of his own business and his generous, respectful

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