Small Bites: Redlining Maps and Their Legacy


  • Location

    Virtual Zoom session

  • Date

    Nov 18, 2021

  • Time

    3:00 EST

  • Cost


Small Bites: Redlining Maps and Their Legacy

For the 2021-22 school year the Map Center is offering a series of FREE “small bites” professional development sessions foregrounding teaching about Boston through a social justice lens, though the sessions are easily adaptable to other municipalities. These 6 sessions will run after school and will be a mix of in-person and Zoom sessions designed to send you off with great map-based lessons and resources to immediately implement in your classroom. All K-12 teachers are welcome. Sign up for one or all of them!

Explore Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) maps of the 1930s and 40s and try out a lesson developed for the classroom using the Mapping Inequality interactive website. We will also look at the legacy of redlining with supplemental resources that explain the persistent disinvestment that resulted from the anti-Black and anti-immigrant bias accepted by the banking and real estate sectors at the time and the ways discrimination in these sectors continues today.

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