Neighborhood Matters: Redlining
Redlining, the practice of denying services to people based on the ethnic makeup of their neighborhood, is an integral facet of Boston’s history. As recently as the 1990s, areas of Roxbury and Dorchester were targeted as primarily African American and denied proper access to banking and housing. These news clips from WGBH demonstrate the severity of institutionalized discrimination and its effect on Boston residents.
Screening of clips from the Boston TV News Digital Library: 1960-2000, with special guest Mossik Hacobian.
For 33 years Mossik Hacobian worked at Urban Edge, a recognized leader in building and maintaining affordable housing in Boston. He now is Executive Director of Higher Ground Boston.
This event is free and open to the public.