The Legacy of Redlining at the Brooklyn Historical Society

A detail from a 1938 Residential Security Map. Image via National Archives and Records Administration, Mapping Inequality


    Is redlining really in the past?

    In a conversation at the Brooklyn Historical Society, writers, activists and historians will come together in dialogue on discriminatory practices in housing through the past and the present. Delving into the topic will be Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” April de Simone of the Undesign the Redline project, Sarita Daftary-Steel of the East New York Oral History Project and Catherine Green of ARTs East NY. Moderating the conversation will be Kai Wright, host of the WNYC podcasts “There Goes the Neighborhood,” “Indivisible” and “The Stakes.”

    The dialogue is just one in the series 400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History. Running through the month of October, the series offers a mix of programming designed to spur conversations and reflection around the legacy of slavery in America.

    The redlining conversation takes place on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at BHS, located at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for members. For more information or to reserve your tickets visit the event page.

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