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Waltham Historical Society Lecture: Our Neighbors, Our Histories, Our Injustices? with Professor Kate Moran

Waltham Historical Society Lecture: Our Neighbors, Our Histories, Our Injustices? with Professor Kate Moran
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:00pm
Waltham Historical Society, Bright School, 260 Grove Street, Waltham, MA
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The Edmund L. Sanderson Lecture Series presents “Our Neighbors, Our Histories, Our Injustices?” with Professor Kate Moran at the former Bright School, 260 Grove Street, Waltham..
This talk considers the moral and political implications of 'red-lining' — a project undertaken by the federal government in the New Deal era with the aim of designating neighborhoods where home loans were particularly “risky”. The practice is credited by many scholars for entrenching racial and economic inequality in the United States in the 20th century. This talk considers how individuals who may have suffered or benefited from these pasy injustices should think of their obligations to each other in contemporary society.

The Edmund L. Sanderson Lecture Series is made possible in part by grants from the Waltham Community Foundation.