Clarksdale: Looking For Change

This is Clarksdale, Mississippi, also known as the “Birthplace of the Blues,” a place where renowned artists, musicians and writers call their home and inspiration. Despite the vibrant culture, approximately half of Clarksdale households live outside the financial mainstream*, meaning they don’t have a bank account to manage their money and instead often rely on alternative financial services, such as check cashers or payday lenders.

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