Segregated by Design: How did we get here?
November 7 @ 7:00 pm
The History of Segregation and Affordable Housing in Fairfield County
Connecticut is one of the most segregated states in the country – and this segregation was generated by a long history of public and private actions. It is something we have inherited as a society. Please join us for this two-part series hosted by the Fairfield Museum and Westport Historical Society in partnership with Open Communities Alliance, First Church Congregational of Fairfield, and TEAM Westport.
In Part One, on November 7th at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, we will explore the history of government policies that contributed to residential segregation, both nationally and in Westport and Fairfield with the help of local and national experts. There will be a focus on how government policies shaped where affordable housing is located – or not located – throughout Fairfield County. A short film based on the book, The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, will be shown before delving into the experiences and work of local community members including Harold Bailey, Judy Hamer, Reverend Spollett, and John Brittain, Esq.