Neighborhood Zoning &
Charles Sullivan, Cambridge Historical Commission
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.