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City of Austin “1928 Master Plan” Presentation
July 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunday, July 12, 10:00 a.m., Zoom Online
In 1917 the Supreme Court ruled zoning laws that segregated were illegal. Cities interested in maintaining racial segregation had to develop other ways to do so. On March 22, 1928, an all white and all male Austin City Council adopted the “1928 Master Plan,” which created a “negro district” in what is now City Council District 1. This deliberate, segregationist plan successfully moved 15 freedmen communities from all over Austin, the legacies of which still continue to shape our city today. A shameful event in Austin’s history, its negative legacies continue to shape Austin in 2020. Join with the Downtowners Class to hear FUMC member Beverly Silas for an online presentation about the plan that moved people of color out of most of west Austin and into east Austin.
Please contact Sally Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link to attend the presentation.