Campti, LA | Among the Poorest Towns in America

[As Donna Isaacs works toward her master’s degree in construction management at the University of Florida, an important focus of her studies has been the revitalization of communities through historic preservation. It requires an in-depth understanding of a place’s history in order to use its past successes as a compass for working toward a prosperous future. During her research, she uncovered a spirit of resilience and a deep entrepreneurial drive in Campti residents throughout the town’s history.

“These people are survivors,” she said. “Their ethos is all about self-sufficiency.”]

Read the full article | Scott Todd for THINKPROGRESS

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