"They don’t believe that we’re even able to define what a place is."
April 18, 2017 9:34 AM   Subscribe

Learning from Shankleville Scholars in Texas study unincorporated black "Freedom Colonies" formed during Reconstruction and still living communities -- upending conventional assumptions of community planning in the process.

“The definition of planning very often seems to be white people moving black people around,” Roberts says. “And the reason is such because a majority of people who are actual planners or planning educators are white.”

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posted by Miko (2 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
That was an engrossing read, thanks, Miko. I'm eager for books from Andrea Roberts, now.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 10:51 AM on April 18, 2017

Here's a thing I wrote about Joppa. An enduring freedman's town south of Dallas Texas
posted by Annika Cicada at 11:05 AM on April 18, 2017 [3 favorites]

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