From Jamaica to Cambria – A Second Look

Photo of Broken Sidewalk near Roy Wilkins Park In the beginning of the semester we walked around and reflected about what we observed. At the time, I walked from the corner of Merrick Blvd & Baisley Blvd at the entrance of Roy Wilkins park to Cambria Heights park which is at 120th avenue and Francis Lewis...

Black Lives Matters Movement

Attribution: Victoria Pickering – Black Lives Matter Rally Chinatown, D.C. December 2015 The Black Lives Matters movement started in 2012 after George Zimmerman neighborhood watchman got acquitted for shooting and killing innocent Trayvon Martin. Though this wasn’t the first black shooting in American history is created an uproar – so much so that people...

Racial-Zoning

Description: This sign says that if one buys a home in said area they are only allowed to sell their home to another caucasian person. Racial Zoning (AKA exclusionary zoning) was a legal way for banks and real-estate agents to keep whites in white neighborhoods and blacks in black neighborhoods. Although the court deemed in...

Deindustrialization

  Description: Ghost factory In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s industrialization started blooming in the United States. With the threat of war it gave American’s a fast and efficient way to develops goods like weapons. It also provided big cities with job opportunities, gave reason for people to move to these big cities...

From Jamaica to Cambria

Memorial in Roy Wilkins Park for Beyonca Bennett - Where I began walking Before I began my journey I mentally mapped out where I wanted to walk and observe. I started at the corner of Merrick Blvd & Baisley Blvd at the entrance of Roy Wilkins park (above image). This part of Queens is...

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