DIVIDING LINE: The Black Lives Matter march that blocked I-630 traffic was highly symbolic. The freeway is a key factor in segregating Little Rock.

A topic we’ve explored in the Arkansas Times is richly displayed on this UA Little Rock website.

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It’s the Mapping Renewal project about school segregation in Little Rock, the harmful impact of Interstate 630 freeway construction and “urban renewal.” It’s illustrated with maps, narrative, interviews and a trove of historic photos.

You can get lost in it.

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I don’t know how long it’s been available. A Tweet yesterday by Jay Barth called it to my attention. If you have time, I recommend it.

This isn’t ancient history. We are living with the results every day, often uncomfortably.

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