Mississippi Action for Community Education, Inc. is a non-profit, minority rural development organization created by community leaders in 1967 to stimulate physical, social, and economic development in the rural Mississippi Delta. Very early in its history, MACE learned that beyond the problems of race and poverty, there exists in southern, rural communities the broader, structural problem of underdevelopment; that for genuine community development to occur, the prerequisite human and organizational capacities must first be developed, the basic community social and political structures must first be created.

Board of Directors

Representative Robert Clark, Chairman

Frank Jackson, Treasurer

Barbara Brooks, Secretary

Senator Robert L. Jackson

Thomas C. Randle

Barbara Washington

Aurelia Jones-Taylor

Barbara Bush

Ed McGaw

Honorary Member
Unita Blackwell