A group of African American residents in Brunswick County have taken their claims of environmental injustice to court.
The Royal Oak community has a history going back to slavery. Today, there are about 300 African American residents living in this unincorporated section of Brunswick County. But their community also houses a waste transfer station, a sewage treatment plant, the animal shelter and the county’s only landfill. Lewis Dozier is president of the Royal Oak Concerned Citizens Association.