Interview with Dewey Knight
QUESTION 2
JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

Where did the people go who were displaced?

DEWEY KNIGHT:

Many of them moved to Liberty City and to Brownsville, another Black subdivision. We still had very rigid segregation. Subsequently, however, the areas immediately adjoining Brownsville and Liberty City, which were predominantly White, which were all White, were, began to open us as speculators, real estate speculators got in and because people did have monies for down payment. So you saw areas like the area I live in, the Edison Center and these places open up. But in initially it was into Liberty City, Brownsville and overcrowding that area. Then you had some of the other single family areas that were predominantly White began to open up in the northwest section. It did not happen however, out of, ah, without resistance, and there was a great deal of, ah, of, ah, trauma for the early families that integrated those areas, which subsequently have become all Black.

JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

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