Georgia College's Veronica Womack Develops Institute Focused On Rural South

Political Scientist Veronica Womack talks with farmer James Howard about the multigenerational history of Jibb's Vineyards in Byromville, Ga. | Micheal Gillett
Political Scientist Veronica Womack talks with farmer James Howard about the multigenerational history of Jibb's Vineyards in Byromville, Ga. | Micheal Gillett

This edition of Georgia College Connections shines a light on political scientist Veronica Womack and her research on America’s Black Belt

For 20 years, Dr. Veronica Womack has researched rural America focusing on the under-developed South. She is the author of the book “Abandonment in Dixie: Underdevelopment in the Black Belt.” And she’s now standing up Georgia College’s Rural Studies Institute as its first Executive Director.