|See map here|
Hopefully this leads people of all backgrounds to dig deeper into the history of slavery and continued oppression of Black and Brown people that continues today.
One part of this history is 'redlining' where maps were drawn using red lines to show neighborhoods where banks and insurance companies would not invest. Those were poor neighborhoods with concentrations of Black and Brown people.
The map I'm showing here is from an article on the Bloomberg City Lab website, titled "Louisville Confronts Its Redlining Past and Present". Visit this page to see the full presentation.
|Oakland, San Francisco - redlining|
The ESRI story maps make great presentation platforms for this information. Scroll down the map and new images and text appear. It makes it easier to understand the stories being told.
Below is a map showing the Chicago region. It's from a Mapping Inequality project of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond.
|Redlining in the Chicago region - see map|
Visit the American Panorama section on the DSL site and find story maps focusing on other issues in American history.
I found these maps on my @tutormentorteam Twitter feed then did a Google search for "Esri story maps - redlining" and "redlining maps". There are many other resources to learn from.