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1978
  • Documentary

Who Killed Fourth Ward?

This is the story of a small downtown neighborhood which sees itself caught in the wake of the city's growth
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2h 53m
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  • US
  • United States
Languages
  • en
Originally founded as Freedman’s Town after the Civil War, The Fourth Ward is one of the oldest and most culturally significant black communities in Houston, Texas. In the 1970s, the city along with big business interests planned to redevelop the Fourth Ward in order to revitalize the dilapidated real estate and freshen the image of downtown Houston. The price of progress in this case would be the removal of many poor black families. The film explores a complex series of encounters with elected city officials, businessmen and the people of Fourth Ward in order to better understand how a city like Houston works. Who makes the decisions about where resources are spent and so determines the growth and wealth of the community.

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  • Status
    Released
  • Release date
    Jan. 1, 1978
  • Original Language
    English
  • Production Companies
    • KUHT Film Production
    • PBS
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