The North Carolina town of Princeville is considered by many to be the first ever founded in the United States by African-Americans. The town’s existence is threatened by the legacy of racism and the future of climate. Yet residents say it persists, in part, because of the value put on Black leadership. This episode is sponsored by: Next City Newsletter - Signing up for our newsletters is the best way to stay informed on the issues that matter. To subscribe now, head to nextcity.org/newsletter and enter your email address. Solutions of the Year, an 80-page print magazine exploring solutions for poverty, climate change, homelessness, and much more. To subscribe now, head to nextcity.org/donate and make a donation of any size.