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Dudley Neighbors Community Land Trust, 1988–present

This is a Project. It was founded by Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. It is dated 1988–present.

By the 1980s Boston’s Dudley Street area was a dumping ground for toxic trash and abandoned vehicles. A diverse coalition of African-American, Cape Verdean, Latino, and white community activists formed Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), organizing Don’t Dump on Us! and Take a Stand, Own the Land campaigns, gaining unprecedented eminent-domain authority over vacant land in the 62-acre Dudley Triangle area, which is preserved within the Dudley Neighbors Community Land Trust. DSNI built permanent affordable housing, a multi-use community building, greenhouse, park, garden, orchard, and urban farmland, stabilizing the neighborhood.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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