The dark history of the suburbs
403,493 views | Kevin Ehrman-Solberg and Kirsten Delegard • TED-Ed
Beginning in the 1800s, people began writing clauses into property deeds that were meant to prevent all future owners from selling or leasing to certain racial groups, especially Black people. These racial covenants spread like wildfire throughout the US, making cities more segregated and the suburbs more restricted. Kevin Ehrman-Solberg and Kirsten Delegard explore the legacy of these practices. [Directed by Sofia Pashaei, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Jarrett Farkas].