In 1966, my dad's brother(I never met him), Randolph Blackwell, founded an organization called Southern Rural Action(SRA). The basic purpose of the group was to start small, worker-owned factories in Black communities across the Rural South. They developed what I would consider a pretty good economic model, though it had its flaws. Here's how it worked: SRA would go into a community and teach at least one person per household a specific skill. Once the people mastered that skill, funds were raised to build a factory. After the factory was built and production had began, the products that they made were sold to members of the community. After a degree of stability had been established, the ownership of the factory was turned over to the workers. The most amazing factor is that all of this would typically take place within a three month period. Is this still a viable plan for Black economic empowerment? If so, what can we do to start down this road? If not, why?