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Urban Renewal Program in Charlotte

Charlotte Redevelopment Commission1965/1965

UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library

UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
Charlotte, United States

Echoing national trends, the city of Charlotte organized the Charlotte Redevelopment Commission, which was charged with redeveloping neighborhoods in decline. The agency primarily targeted African American neighborhoods including Second Ward (also known as Brooklyn), Greenville, and Cherry. During the 1960s and early 1970s, most of the existing neighborhoods and businesses in Second Ward, Charlotte's largest African American community, were demolished, displacing around 1,000 families.

Details

  • Title: Urban Renewal Program in Charlotte
  • Creator: Charlotte Redevelopment Commission
  • Date Created: 1965/1965
  • Location Created: Second Ward, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Subject Keywords: African Americans--Civil rights, Urban renewal
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information.For more information, see (https://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en)
  • External Link: Charlotte Redevelopment Commission records, Digital object link in Goldmine
  • Medium: Black and White Print

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