Redlining Virginia: The Home Owner's Loan Corporation and Racial Segregation

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2016-12-07
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Virginia Tech
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This exhibit explores the actions of Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC) in Virginia and its impact on Virginia cities. Congress created the HOLC in 1933 to rescue the real estate industry and restructure the home mortgage market. The HOLC promoted racial covenants in deeds to prevent mixed-race neighborhoods and created color-coded maps of American cities that made race a key factor in assessing financial risk.

2016/12/07 - 2017/02/10

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