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Why are US cities still so segregated? - Kevin Ehrman-Solberg and Kirsten Delegard


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Beginning in the 1800s, people began writing clauses into property deeds that were meant to prevent all future owners from selling or leasing to certain racial groups, especially Black people. These racial covenants spread like wildfire throughout the US, making cities more segregated and the suburbs more restricted. Kevin Ehrman-Solberg and Kirsten Delegard explore the legacy of these practices.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, Kirsten Delegard
  • Director Sofia Pashaei
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Music Jarrett Farkas
  • Sound Designer and Mixer Weston Fonger
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Script Producer Cella Wright
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam, Charles Wallace

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