Looking at the roots of hypersegregation in Philadelphia

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    Geographical Distribution of Negro Population – Philadelphia 1932. City Plans Division. Bureau of Engineering and Surveys. (PhillyHistory.org)

    Geographical Distribution of Negro Population – Philadelphia 1932. City Plans Division. Bureau of Engineering and Surveys. (PhillyHistory.org)

    Philadelphia is a city of evolving neighborhoods. 

    What some of those sections evolved from is the topic taken up in “Roots of Hyper-Segregation in Philadelphia, 1920 to 1930.” It’s an article for The Philly History Blog by Ken Finkel.

    Finkel, a professor of American studies and public history at Temple University, spoke with NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller.

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