Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1-1-2005

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Community and Regional Planning

Abstract

The Center Street neighborhood once was a thriving section of Des Moines, one in which African Americans played important roles. It changed dramatically during the decades since the middle of the 20th century, however, with shifts occurring among businesses as well as residents. Using information obtained through interviews with individuals who lived in the area and documents available about it, this thesis reconstructs the physical and social contexts of the neighborhood at earlier points and notes current conditions, based on past city planning revitalization programs. Factors that contributed to great change among African Americans in the area are noted.

Copyright Owner

Madison Richards DeShay

Language

en

OCLC Number

70665094

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

192 pages

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