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East Lake Meadows

Season 1 Episode 1 | 1hr 45m 56s

Learn the history of East Lake Meadows, a former public housing community in Atlanta. Stories from residents reveal hardship and resilience, and raise critical questions about race, poverty, and who is deserving of public assistance.

Aired: 03/23/20 | Expires: 01/06/22
In 1956, the government further enabled the middle-class movement to the suburbs.
Tenants in East Lake Meadows soon find things aren't getting things fixed.
The Lightfoot brothers recall how they ended up with a piano while living in East Lake.
The story of a public housing community raises critical questions about race and poverty.
In a decade, East Lake went from being predominantly white to 90% African American.