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Understanding the civil rights movement as a labor and economic movement
Legalized segregation was an economic system that determined people’s livelihoods, says history professor Robin D.G. Kelley.
In Baltimore, segregation can be felt even in your wallet
One journalist spent years reporting on segregation in Baltimore, Maryland. He found that segregated communities can shape our economic futures.
How federal policy from the 1930s continues to harm Philadelphia and other cities
Real estate appraisers would negatively evaluate areas if people of color lived there.
Preserving America's movie going history
Photographer Amy Davis talks about her photo book on the fate of historic movie theaters.
Can Chicago’s recent plague of violence be cured?
A look at the cities’ rise in violence as a symptom of economic inequality.
Why segregation lingers in Chicago and the rest of America
Natalie Moore on her new book “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation”
What makes a land of opportunity
Dayton, Ohio can teach us a lot about mobility and the American Dream.
Economic mobility in Chicago's projects
Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Income segregation rising in rapidly changing cities
Immigration and the migration of retirees are key factors in the growing trend of urban economic segregation.