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Senior Wednesday

Mapping Inequality with Donna Rae Pearson.

Federal and State policies in the early 20th century restricted financial resources to African Americans for housing. Known as redlining, it was followed by another historically discriminatory practice twenty years later—urban renewal. These two programs segregated and changed communities across the nation. This presentation will explore the history of redlining and its lingering impact on today’s communities.

Donna Rae is the local historian at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library where she teaches people how to conduct research and works to preserve the stories of the Topeka community.
 
“Mapping Inequality” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Speakers Bureau and “21st Century Civics,” a collection of resources that invite Kansans to participate in community discussions and learn more about the history of American democracy and the shared responsibilities of citizenship. “21st Century Civics” is made possible with support from “A More Perfect Union: America at 250,” an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Support for “Mapping Inequality” has been provided by the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area.
 
The program will be shown on the screen in the Museum Auditorium, followed by a related tour.
Museum admission for non-members is $ 2.00 (free to members, Zoom,  & FB live viewers) – reservations are required: 316.265-9314 or tours@wichitahistory.org
 
Sponsored by generous funding through The Trust Company of Kansas and by Mickey Armstrong, hosted by WHiMS. Doors open at 9:45 a.m., program screens at 10 a.m. Tours follow at 11 a.m.