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Trenton Annexes 3 Black Neighborhoods

Posted March 8, 1999

— A boycott of white-owned businesses has been called off in Trenton, following the town council's agreement to annex three black neighborhoods.

The town received national media attention after the former mayor told a newspaper the town council had avoided annexing black areas to keep a white voter majority and that blacks are not leaders.

Blacks had sued the town, wanting a bigger voice in local government.

One town official said it's time to "put this ugly thing behind us."

The mayor resigned last week.


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