FAF-025 "Leroy Bell: Environmental Racism and the Survival of the Racial Divide"


Material Information

FAF-025 "Leroy Bell: Environmental Racism and the Survival of the Racial Divide"
Physical Description:
Oral history interview
FAF-025 Leroy Bell ( Interviewee )
Clay Robinson ( Interviewer )


Subjects / Keywords:
Oral history
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua


For SPOHP's Summer 2013 Oral History Seminar class. In this podcast, activist Leroy Bell argues that four landfills, a sewage treatment plant, and a medical waste treatment plant are ravaging the environment and population of Apopka, Florida, and, importantly, that there are deep ties between the placement of these environmental offenders and the large concentration of African Americans in Apopka. Bell hopes that by illuminating the links between medical issues, including learning disabilities, low birth weight and high infant mortality, cancer, bronchitis, and heart failure, quality of life issues such as the constant and oppressive presence of insects and the overwhelming stenches associated with landfills and treatment plants, and a seemingly racist disregard for the wishes of the African American community in Apopka, he can draw enough public awareness to spur changes on the political level.

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Source Institution:
UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Holding Location:
UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
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All rights reserved by the submitter.
Resource Identifier:
spohp - FAF-025 Leroy Bell
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