The Color of Housing

The History of Racism in Housing in Arlington

African American Heritage  •  History  •  TRHT

Wakefield High School

1325 S. Dinwiddie Street Arlington, Virginia
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In collaboration with the League of Women Voters, Challenging Racism is presenting an interactive program on the history of redlining in Arlington.

The program uses local maps and stories to explain how the Federal Housing Administration prevented certain Black communities from acquiring loans in the mid-2oth century. This practice enabled segregation and continues to influence housing patterns into the present.

The event is part of Virginia Humanities’ W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded Changing the Narrative project.

Participants will have opportunities for questions, discussion, and reflection. Resources for follow-up reading and discussion will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

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