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UNDESIGN THE REDLINE: DSM

An Interactive Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline Tour
1 hr
Free
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat

Tour Times:   Monday at 9:00AM                 Thursday at 5:30PM

                        Wednesday at 1:00PM            Saturday at 1:00PM

 

History

What is Redlining?

In the 1930s, President Roosevelt created a variety of federal departments and programs that would bring America out of the Great Depression. This action is known as the New Deal and its impact on families across the country was mostly positive. However, with the creation of the Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC), a system now known as Redlining came into existence. This home valuation and mortgage risk assessment system embedded Jim Crow-era segregation and inequality into cities across the United States. Maps of cities were developed to show which neighborhoods were best for investment and mortgage loans and which were not. These maps, known as Redlining maps, told banks where and whom they should provide money. This practice is how structural racism and inequality was designed into our cities and built environment. And the impact and consequences have never been undone.  

 

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Big government seems to facilitate these practices, but glad to see the importance of community involvement and action for change.

I enjoyed learning about the history and how redlining affected Des Moines.

I found it so shocking about how the cycle seems to continue today...

What about the new Jim Crow??

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Exhibit Information

Kendyl Larson

Phone: 515-282-3233

Email: klarson@pchtf.org

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Lauren Johnson

Phone: 515-282-3233

Email: ljohnson@pchtf.org

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Carol Duncan

Phone: 515-282-3233

Email: cduncan@pchtf.org

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