The Fight For Sugar Hill, Collin County


A version of this story ran in the April 2012 issue.

Sugar Hill is a housing project in Texas’ richest county that has been economically and racially isolated for 40 years. This image is part of a photographic narrative commissioned by The Dallas Morning News and photographed over three years. The narrative follows the Jackson family, residents of Sugar Hill, and their pastor as the family struggles against poverty.

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