How FDR Segregated Kalamazoo

Redlining, Racially Restrictive Covenants, and Segregation in Kalamazoo

How FDR Segregated Kalamazoo

A presentation and discussion about the history of redlining, racially restrictive covenants, and segregation in Kalamazoo. Learn how the federal government and the city of Kalamazoo successfully financed white homeownership while instituting black segregation, how this specifically showed up and changed Kalamazoo, and how this history lives on today in Kalamazoo housing policies. Drawing on local history research, KPL librarian Matt Smith gives a presentation, followed by a panel discussion with local housing experts and Northside residents.

Recorded 10/02/2018

Presented October 2, 2018, at the Douglass Community Center.

Categories: Kalamazoo History; Timely Topics

Tags: black history; history; kalamazoo; segregation; urban renewal

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