When President Eisenhower created the U.S. Interstate Highway System in 1956, transportation planners tore through the nation’s urban areas with freeways that, through intention and indifference, carved up Black communities. Overall, within the first two decades of highway construction alone,
Thank you. Saw this happen in Chicago - the mayor at the time lied to working class ethnic communities - and here in Denver, where the issue has been contested for years regarding the severing of communities by I-70. People take infrastructure for granted as if it was created through acts of nature.