What Was Promised - Project Info

In 1937 a pen was taken and red lines were drawn around communities throughout various cities in the US. The implications of this practice (known as redlining) were that the communities within them were unable to access bank loans and mortgages under the guise that they were too risky to lend to. The reality was that the law was a calculated method used to disenfranchise and segregate the black population of the United States. Using the original redlining map of the city of Syracuse I retraced the areas that had been discriminated against in an attempt to highlight the cyclical issues that this segregation policy has had on the black community in the city as well as the rest of the United States.