History of the Parkland Neighborhood

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Parkland Carnegie Library, located at 2743 Virginia Avenue, was built in 1899 and closed as a library in the 1980s. It now houses the Metro Police Department’s internal investigations office.

Edwards discusses Urban Renewal in the 70's (and her father's part in it)

Hamilton discusses what caused the riots of 1968

Edwards recalls the looting and destruction that took place

Murphy recounts the days of the looting

King talks about the fight for desegregation

King says riots are the voice of the unheard, and the plight of the black poor

Allen talks about her work in the West End, focusing on the creation of the Peace Labyrinth by the Women's Coalition


photo showing young black man laying on the ground
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