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        Fatal Flood - Primary Resources: Robert Moton's Second Report

        Learn about the government relief effort to tend to the Mississippi River flood of 1927. In December 1927, the Colored Advisory Commission's second report revealed that the government relief effort had made little progress in helping African Americans in the areas flooded by the Mississippi River. Anxious to avoid negative publicity about the relief work he'd overseen, Herbert Hoover suppressed the details of the commission's report and ensured his 1928 election to the presidency. Read a primary source on this subject, from American Experience: "Fatal Flood."

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