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30. Naomi Davis


The November buy by Davis’s nonprofit of the long-neglected Woodlawn house of civil rights martyr Emmett Until and his mom, Mamie Until-Mobley, with the goal of rehabilitating it as a pilgrimage web site, completed what the Until household had been struggling to do for years. (Town declared the home a landmark in January.) It additionally make clear the necessity for the preservation of cultural landmarks in Black neighborhoods which have typically fallen prey to predatory actual property builders. What’s extra, it turned a highlight on the prescient work Blacks in Inexperienced had already been doing — specifically, selling sustainable city dwelling, from walkable neighborhoods to inexperienced structure, in neighborhoods too lengthy ignored.

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