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City of Atlanta Threatens Mattie Jackson, 93; Whole Peoplestown Block With Eminent Domain

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(APN) ATLANTA — One of Atlanta‚Äôs most revered community leaders–Mattie Jackson, 93–is in danger of losing her home to eminent domain as the City moves forward with plans to bulldoze two city blocks in Summerhill-Peoplestown in order to install stormwater detention ponds.   The stretches of Ormond Street and Atlanta Ave. in question were part of the Summerhill neighborhood until […]

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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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