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Black Residents Plead for Help After Hurricane Katrina (2005)

Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 28, 2005, causing extensive damage in New Orleans and surrounding areas. City, state, and federal agencies responded slowly and unevenly, leaving around 100,000 New Orleans residents stranded in the flooded [...]

Complaints about African American Beach Resort (1912)

This newspaper article was published in the Los Angeles Times on June 27, 1912 after white landowners began harassing guests at Bruce’s Beach, an African American beach resort. Bruce's Beach originated when Mrs. Willa Bruce's purchased of a lot of [...]

Construction of Freeway Displaces Black Detroiters (1959)

After World War II, local, state, and federal governments invested in building new highways, civic developments, housing, and other infrastructure. These urban renewal projects claimed to “revitalize” and “modernize” American cities by [...]

Margaret Bourke-White Exposes Economic Disparities (1937)

In January 1937, a historic flood of the Ohio River led to 350 deaths and forced nearly a million residents from their homes. Photographer Margaret Bourke-White travelled to Louisville, Kentucky to capture what happened in the aftermath. Louisville [...]

Redlining in Miami (1934)

The Federal Home Loan Bank Board created this map of Miami, Florida in 1934. This is a redlining map. Redlining refers to the practice of segregation of housing in which certain groups were denied mortgages, loans or insurance for housing based on [...]

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