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Black Interiors: The American Dream

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The American Dream

The "American Dream" for many has been to own a family home surrounded by a white picket fence. For many African Americans, discrimination and systemic oppression have often been a barrier to achieving this dream. These resources highlight the impact that policies like redlining had on the African American community.

"A Home of Our Own"

A Home of Our Own

"A Home of Our Own" by the Southern Regional Council, 1966, James H. Costen collection

All-Black Towns Living the American Dream

Redlining

The Great Migration

Supplemental Questions

  1. How did practices like redlining lead to neighborhoods that are still segregated to this day?

  2. What impact did the Great Migration have on Black culture, as well as popular culture?