Community; urban renewal; public housing; segregation
This is a booklet about the redesign of the Handy Heights neighborhood in 1954. The project cleared 26 acres of land (and 84 structures) in West Florence and brought public housing, an elementary school, and an African American housing development to the area. This was one of the first urban renewal redevelopments aimed at African Americans in the entire nation.
Florence Housing Authority
Harvard University Library: the Department of City Planning and Landscape Architecture
Florence Housing Authority; Harvard University Library
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Florence Housing Authority , “Handy Heights Project,” Shoals Black History, accessed January 23, 2021, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/280.