Uncovering Hidden Stories of Racial Segregation with Justice InDeed

Event details

Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown, Lobby

343 S. 5th Ave, Ann Arbor

RegistrationRegister to attend
Event typeLecture/Discussion

Join us to discover the mission and impact of collaborative work through Justice InDeed, hear compelling stories that connect past and present, and sign up to be a vital part of a covenant mapping process. Let's work together to uncover hidden stories, understand and repair the harms of our past, and collectively shape a future where justice prevails.

Justice InDeed, a community-university partnership that includes multiple units of the U-M Library, is launching the next phase of its project documenting the history of racial segregation and housing inequality in Washtenaw County: an online crowdsourcing website to identify racially restrictive covenants from thousands of property records. These restrictive covenants were primarily aimed at Black people, as well as other racial, religious, and ethnic groups, and used to prevent them from living on properties throughout the county. They were one tool in a deliberate process to establish and maintain the multiple forms of inequality that still persist in our county today.


Library contact

Justin Schell · jmschell@umich.edu

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