Segregation by Design
Using remastered and colorized historic photography, Segregation by Design documents the destruction of communities of color due to the policies of redlining, highway construction, and "urban renewal." Through a series of stark before-and-after comparisons and demographic data, this project reveals the extent to which the American city was methodically hollowed out based on race. Going city-by-city, the project covers the roughly 180 cities across the country which received federal funding for highway construction and urban renewal during the mid-20th century, making salient a consistent pattern of how the United States chooses to force highways through communities with the least political power to resist.
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