Category Archives: displacement

Atlanta Beltline Displaces Community Garden in Southwest Atlanta

By Anna Simonton, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — Shawn Deangelo Walton left a meeting with BeltLine officials on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, with little recourse other than to comply with their demands. ┬áThe urban gardener and founder of WeCycle will uproot from Ashview Community Garden, taking his youth program to a nearby church by the end […]

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ANALYSIS: How Atlanta Displaces Black Families for Short-Term Projects

  Aerial photographs courtesy of Georgia State University Library Blog. (APN) ATLANTA — In the 1960s, the City of Atlanta, through legal and political maneuvers, displaced thousands of Black families in the former neighborhood Buttermilk Bottoms to create the Civic Center, which, only fifty years later, is now itself the subject of possible demolition.   Also in the 1960s, the […]

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