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‘What happened to Farish Street?’: Accounting for millions of dollars, opportunities lost in a historic Jackson community

In the past four decades, at least $50 million in taxpayer funds, loans, grants as well as private investment has been spent or committed to redevelopment efforts in the historic African American district. Now that a six-year court fight is over, neighbors and city leaders say they have renewed hope for a Farish Street comeback