We at CEDAC mourn the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, and countless other Black Americans whose lives have been cut short by racist violence. Their murders are the legacy of centuries of racial oppression in the United States. We stand with the thousands who protest, demanding equity and justice.
Five decades ago, led by Black and Brown people, the community development movement emerged from the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s. The leaders of that movement, among them the great teacher, elected official, and community organizer Mel King, knew the trauma that large-scale real estate development could inflict on neighborhoods that found themselves in the path of urban renewal. Mel and others founded CEDAC to support community development corporations and the people that CDCs serve.
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