DiscoverBroken GroundLesson 1: Nobody Asks
Lesson 1: Nobody Asks

Lesson 1: Nobody Asks

Update: 2022-07-01
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This is Boxtown, a neighborhood in southwest Memphis founded by formerly enslaved people who put down deep roots and residents who cherish their ties to this land. It’s also a neighborhood that’s seen decades of government neglect, while more and more polluting industries moved into the area. So, when the community first heard about plans for a crude oil pipeline that would cut through their neighborhood, they wanted to know more. They didn’t like what they learned.

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Lesson 1: Nobody Asks

Lesson 1: Nobody Asks

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