May 13, 2019 • 30M

How A Small Bank Plays A Big Part In Inclusive Economic Development In The Mississippi Delta - #1107

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Devin Thorpe
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Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Bubba O’Keefe stands on the stage of the Paramount Theater, backed by the banker who financed his acquisition, Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp, appraising the damage, as if conjuring a poorly formed vision of what could be. Shortly after acquiring the old vaudeville theater which had been sitting empty in the center of Clarksdale, Mississippi, the roof collapsed, filling the theater with debris and opening it to the sky. O’Keefe is a big deal in this small town in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Once home to millionaire cotton farmers, Clarksdale is, like the rest of the Delta, about 80% African American. Its population of about 16,000 to 18,000 people, has been declining for decades. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Click the following link to learn my insider secrets to media publicity for social impact: