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#1619Project Asbury Park, NJ
SLAVERY & BLACK ECONOMICS
#industrialsegregation
#CitiesImagined @nhannahjones
Rev. Gil Caldwell opened the ceremony with words of peace and inspiration for a community struggling with generations of violence. #1619Project
Maureen Shaffer welcomes a crowd of activists and student leaders who share a determination to learn the history, so that we don't repeat it. #1619Project
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@MUschoolofEduca @monmouthu #thread When I started the program, I had just moved to Manalapan. On many mornings, I would wake up before 5am to pick vegetables for my family and church. It is hard to believe, but agricultural work was a major part of my community's life in the early 1980s. /1
@MUschoolofEduca @monmouthu I attended @ranneyschool, so I saw that other families did not do what we did every day. I was also aware of how much my family relied on civil and military service to make ends meet. /2
@MUschoolofEduca @monmouthu @ranneyschool Being black in western Monmouth County, there was an assumption that we were poor, had always been poor, and would likely always be poor. Access to the #BlackBrainBelt from Red Bank to Belmar changed those ideas. /3
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#thread My first exposure to planning came in my junior year of high school. I had discovered my passion for history and had worked for six years in local governance (prosecutor's office, community food co-op). #SoJustSuburbs /1
Learning urban design in a suburban context led me to ask questions about the limitations of traditional planning education. #SoJustSuburbs #SaturdaySchool /2
At the heart of these questions, I focused on the life of William Harris, a farmer worker with intellectual disabilities who worked on central NJ plantations, 1932-1961. The "rural" was rarely a factor in planning conversations. #SoJustSuburbs #SaturdaySchool /3
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