Discrimination, Urban Renewal, and New London’s Lost Neighborhood

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, we partnered with New London Landmarks to learn how urban renewal policies shaped New London’s neighborhoods. Our research uncovered a neighborhood lost to the Winthrop Cove Urban Renewal project. In a predominantly African-American neighborhood almost 700 families were displaced, streets were abolished, and the housing was never rebuilt. In the Fall of 2018, we hosted a walking tour of the Winthrop Cove neighborhood in New London, Connecticut.

Scroll through the digital tour to learn more about this one redevelopment project, and how this neighborhood was chosen for slum clearance.

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