130 years after Booker T. Washington founded Tuskegee University, African-Americans are still trying to create “a self sustaining economy” in Macon County.
Since writing the previous article, I have learned that “Washington Plaza,” which contained the Tuskegee Wal-Mart in the 1980s, used to be known as “Ford’s Crossing.”
I guess Johnny Ford (no relation to Henry Ford, captain of industry) didn’t want the deserted shopping plaza in Tuskegee to still be named after him?
Johnny Ford is more like a “captain of the black vote.” In Black Run America (BRA), White people work for a living. In Macon County, African-Americans vote themselves a living – Johnny Ford boasted about his success in bringing $50 million dollars in federal pork barrel spending to Macon County.
Johnny Ford was Mayor of Tuskegee for 24 years, the “Pride of the Swift Growing South,” where even Wal-Mart lost money and went out of business, before he was reelected again in 2004.
In the video below, Ford mentions Mayor Jay Cooper of Prichard, Alabama, which is another black hole in the Mobile area: