North Milwaukee Looks to Highway History to Reshape the Future
Clayborn Benson of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum is finding common cause with planning activists who want to take down the freeways that separated North Milwaukee from the rest of the city and contributed to its decline.
Exhibition Shows Ongoing Toll of Minneapolis Freeway Building
"We are clearly critics of 35W and the freeway system but I drove on a freeway to get here so I'm not above this history and I think we're all culpable," project co-lead Dr. Greg Donofrio said.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
Want to Tear Down Insidious Monuments to Racism and Segregation? Bulldoze L.A. Freeways
Los Angeles historian Gilbert Estrada's work shows how planners in the city used federal highway funding to disrupt multiracial communities and serve whites-only suburban developments, increasing segregation and inequality in the region.
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