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  • In Lansing, History Project Honors Memories of a Neighborhood Lost to Highway Construction

    07/07/2019 4:57:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Next City ^ | June 28, 2019 | Emily Nonko
    In 1965, Mary Jane McGuire, her husband Cyril and their three children received a letter from the Michigan State Highway Department. It informed them that their Lansing home, where the family had lived for the past decade, would be demolished to make way for construction of Interstate 496. The letter was followed by an offer of federal dollars to purchase their property, a number the McGuires felt was far below its actual value. The couple’s initial refusal to accept the offer meant they were one of the final families of their African-American neighborhood to be displaced for construction of the...