Reparations For Linnentown, A Majority Black Neighborhood In Georgia Destroyed By Urban Renewal

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In the 1950s and 1960s, neighborhoods of color across the country were often destroyed to make way for new development in American cities. The practice had a name: urban renewal.

Typically people wouldn't be paid for the property they lost. But now in Athens, Georgia, former residents of a neighborhood erased by urban renewal have won reparations of a sort. Georgia Public Broadcasting's Grant Blankenship has more.

This segment aired on May 12, 2021.


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