Author Archive

BLACK TOWN DESTROYED-DESCENDANTS WANT PAYMENT O!

December 5, 2021

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.theroot.com/descendants-of-destroyed-black-town-want-uga-to-pay-1848149596&ct=ga&cd=CAEYBioTODk5NTgxNjgzMjgxOTY0OTczNzIaNGRhZGI4ZDk1ZjhiYWZlNzpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNGXkVpTEqC6uc878w1o052EVG_B6gts

avclub
deadspin
gizmodo
jalopnik
jezebel
kotaku
lifehacker
theroot
thetakeout
theonion
theinventory

© 2021 G/O MediaRACE MATTERS

Descendants of Destroyed Black Town Want UGA to Pay

The Linnentown Project says the University of Georgia has to address for erasing their neighborhood

ByKeith ReedThursday 12:00PMComments (5)Alerts

A view of the Arch and entrance to the University of Georgia’s North Campus on the first day of classes of the Fall semester during the Coronavirus pandemic on August 20, 2020.
A view of the Arch and entrance to the University of Georgia’s North Campus on the first day of classes of the Fall semester during the Coronavirus pandemic on August 20, 2020. 

Former residents and descendants of a Black community that was literally wiped off the map to make way for parking lots at the University of Georgia want their issue to be heard.

The neighborhood was called Linnentown and it was once part of the city of Athens, which is situated just over 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. It was home to more than 50 families, many of whom owned property and businesses despite being in a rural enclave in the segregated South. Then the University of Georgia—like so many other white institutions of the era—decided it wanted the land and worked with local and state officials to push the Black residents out, using so-called urban renewal tools to do it.

Now, those who still remember Linnentown, want redress and they have at least some support from local officials, according to an NBC News report.

From NBC News

The city of Athens used eminent domain to force 50 Black families out of Linnentown on behalf of the university. The documents say the University System of Georgia acquired an urban renewal contract with the city to “clear out the total slum area which now exists off Baxter Street.” On the acquired land, the university built dorms and parking lots. The residents of Linnentown were given as little as $1,450 — about $12,000 today — for their seized properties, according to the county documents.

More than 50 years later, Whitehead and a group of fellow former residents and descendants of residents created the Linnentown Project to memorialize the lost community and urge the city to recognize and provide redress for the loss. The group was formed in 2019; by this year, Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz and the Clarke County Commission had approved a resolution in support of the effort.

However, members of the group have said that while the county is willing to make amends, University of Georgia officials have been dragging their feet.

Maybe that’s because this isn’t even the only issue related to its racist past that the school has had to deal with in the past month. In late November, the school’s board of regents rejected a proposal to change the names of 75 buildings it owns named for former slaveholders.

Go Dawgs, we guess.Subscribe to our newsletter!Black news, opinions, politics and cultureType your emailSign Me UpBy subscribing you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.CULTURERACE MATTERS

Watch “How MICHAEL JACKSON spent his millions” on YouTube

December 5, 2021

Watch “Why I Emigrated from the United States to Africa(Yeye Funua Olade) – Btv Africa(Business & Life)” on YouTube

December 5, 2021

BLACK POLYGAMY O! -MARRIED 3 WIVES IN ONE DAY O!

December 4, 2021

I found this content which I want to share with you: https://l.kphx.net/s?d=7589955265687943166 (From Phoenix)

BLACK PEOPLE O! -AL SHARPTON TELLS IT LIKE IT IS !

December 2, 2021

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2021/11/23/black-pastors-like-al-sharpton-show-up-court-when-others-dont/8721619002/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYASoTOTg5NTE3OTE2NjM5OTQ5MjQ1NTIaNGRhZGI4ZDk1ZjhiYWZlNzpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNFHa-MeQBhP1uJc5PNvEj61s4PO5g

BLACK PEOPLE O! -CLOSING OF AHMAUD ARBERY CASE O!

December 2, 2021

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/11/22/closing-arguments-murder-trial-ahmaud-arbery-death/8682555002/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoUMTgzOTY0NTI4MzQyOTk3ODI2MjIyGjRkYWRiOGQ5NWY4YmFmZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFnAEXUXQUYEFo3X_WRGBR_COG-vw

BLACK PEOPLE O! – NATIONAL BLACK CONVENTION O!

December 2, 2021

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/mayor-baraka-jackson-mayor-chokwe-antar-lumumba-announce-newark-will-host-third-national-black-political-convention/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYBSoSNDAxNTkxNTUzNDQ1MjY5NTY1Mho0ZGFkYjhkOTVmOGJhZmU3OmNvbTplbjpVUw&usg=AFQjCNEjZa5ainq0VHlwKM9lghNgsM2PXg

BLACK PEOPLE O! -LYNCHING HISTORY IN ARKANSAS AND MODERN PARALLELS!

December 2, 2021

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2021/11/29/the-history-of-lynching-in-arkansas-and-its-troubling-modern-day-parallels&ct=ga&cd=CAEYAioTOTA5MDk1NDAzOTA5NTM0MDE2NTIaNGRhZGI4ZDk1ZjhiYWZlNzpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNHgdyhzyWIkybTk-pO2O5vQoSgk4g

BLACK PEOPLE O! -JOSEPHINE BAKER HONOR A FIRST !

December 2, 2021

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.newsweek.com/us-born-wwii-spy-josephine-baker-becomes-first-black-woman-honored-french-pantheon-1654039&ct=ga&cd=CAEYASoTOTA5MDk1NDAzOTA5NTM0MDE2NTIaNGRhZGI4ZDk1ZjhiYWZlNzpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNGoJaMuyzCtf2kqlhDvuE983QGLIw

BLACK PEOPLE O-WHITE PRIVILEGE IN RITTENHOUSE/ARBERY VERDICTS O!

December 2, 2021

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.bu.edu/articles/2021/white-skin-privilege-in-rittenhouse-arbery-verdicts/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoUMTYxNzA5NjgyNzQ3ODU0MTE5NTkyGjRkYWRiOGQ5NWY4YmFmZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH6A6vYq81oFscqh9aw7wuoczKoMA


%d bloggers like this: