Remembering Black Savannah's West Broad Street Corridor

During recent decades, Savannah has become internationally known for its revitalized historic district. Attracting millions of tourist a year, most don't know that Savannah is a majority African-American community. With this in mind, Modern Cities takes a look at the rise and fall of black Savannah's cultural and business hub prior to desegregation: West Broad Street.

South of Interstate 16

While economic revitalization has been slow to return to the corridor south of Interstate 16, much of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard’s building stock remains ready for re-use.

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