Black Towns and Gentrification—Does Preservation depend on location?
Freedmen towns were towns founded by African Americans after the Civil War. Often, these towns provided a structure for African Americans to develop, thrive, and grow while oppressed outside of these areas.
As times changed, many of these towns did not last. From the boll weevil and hopes of the movement west to the bombing and destruction of others, many towns were destroyed. However, many towns did last but were not well preserved.