Knoxville historian talks about urban renewal project impacts; why he backs vice mayor’s atonement proposal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Before urban renewal projects between the 1950s and 1970s, Black residents in Knoxville had their own community, with their own businesses, churches and homes. For the urban renewal projects to take place, that community was forced out, and it was impossible for those residents to recover, according to Bob Booker. Booker,…

Knoxville historian talks about urban renewal project impacts; why he backs vice mayor’s atonement proposal

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