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The Consequences of Urban Renewal

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the City of Columbia and other community partners to develop a four-part virtual series based on The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. We hope you join us in participating in this series as we explore how concepts like redlining, gentrification, and urban renewal shaped Columbia and how we can address this history in creating a more equitable community.

Please join us for the first session on how urban renewal in Columbia harmed local, predominantly African-American neighborhoods and residents, featuring:

  • Warren Bolton, Retired Associate Editor, The State, Moderator
  • Franchot Brown, Former Waverly Resident
  • Joe Darby, Former Wheeler Hill Resident
  • Rebecca Liebson, Reporter covering Columbia housing, The State
  • Stuart Andrews, Attorney and Advocate for Residents of Wheeler Hill, Elmwood Park, and Arsenal Hill
Image of the present day Darla Moore School of Business superimposed on a historic image of two African American women in the historic Ward One neighborhood.
The Darla Moore School of Business sits on land in the historic Ward One neighborhood.

This series is sponsored by The City of Columbia, Richland Library, Historic Columbia, Columbia SC 63, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, SC Humanities, Center for Civil Rights History and Research, African American Studies Program at The University of South Carolina, and the Institute for African American Research at the University of South Carolina.  Save the Date for the three other sessions:

  • January 7, 2021: Redlining and Today’s Disparities
  • January 21, 2021The Color of Law author Richard Rothstein
  • February 4, 2021: Where Do We Go from Here: Innovative Solutions from Today’s Mayors.


December 10, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm