Where we live...

Where we live determines the quality of our children’s education, our access to jobs, and aspects of our health and well-being.

Racial discrimination was once an explicit part of housing laws, regulations, and practices, creating unequal access to opportunity. While the laws have changed, the impact of decades of institutionalized discrimination continues to have a profound effect today. This timeline traces the institutionalization of segregation in Eastern Massachusetts, starting with explicit discriminatory laws in the early 1900s to today’s more implicit practices that continue to perpetuate segregation.

Explore the Timeline and Resources