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Survivors Of Palm Springs Section 14 Neighborhood Still Waiting For Compensation

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Photograph taken of houses on Section 14 on 12/12/1947.

Survivors Of Section 14 Await Compensation From City Of Palm Springs

Decades ago, the homes in a Palm Springs neighborhood known as Section 14 were deemed eyesores and officials wanted to promote tourism. So they forced out the mostly black and brown families who lived there. Crews tore down everyone’s homes, and then burned them, sometimes with people’s personal possessions still inside. The city made a public apology in 2021, but survivors are still waiting for additional support.
Guests: Pearl Devers, Section 14 Survivor and Areva Martin, Civil Rights Attorney

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