The story of a disenfranchised community of color taking back their neighborhood
Nowhere else in the US has a community organization achieved the right to use eminent domain to acquire vacant land for the construction of new, affordable homes. In Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, community groups of cape verdean, latino and African American descent went from fighting their own independent battles with gangs and illegal activities to working together to form a cohesive coalition that transformed their neighborhood. The power that they generated working as a group to ensure political accountability and safety is immeasurable. The filmmakers do an excellent job of showing how years of dedication and hard work can make an extraordinary difference in the history and outcome of neighborhood. It is a case example for communities around the world.
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