Neighborhood Zoning &

Development History

Charles Sullivan, Cambridge Historical Commission

Presentation:

Q & A:

A note from the CNA Board & Charles Sullivan: 

We recognize that the history of redlining is inextricably intertwined with the history of racism in American cities. Racism was central to redlining, in Cambridge and throughout the United States.

 

  • Not convinced that race was a key factor? Click here to see examples of text from the Federal Housing Administration's official Underwriting Manual.

 

  • Want to see how this looked in Cambridge? Click here to see a redlined map for Cambridgeport and the descriptions used, including references to race.

Cambridgeport History

Kit Rawlins, Cambridge Historical Commission

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If This House Could Talk

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