Tag Archives: Urban Renewal

Reliving the Turmoil: Syracuse's 15th Ward

By Students in Reading and Research at Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Students create a position on urban renewal and how they say it destroyed a community The 15th Ward was a neighborhood in Syracuse that held about 90% of the city’s black people in the 1950s and 1960s. The newspapers claimed that the 15th Ward was full of ... Read More »

I-81's Future Challenged

Community members and transportation officials examine I-81’s role in Syracuse Years before President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System spread across American cities and eventually through Syracuse, the city’s 15th Ward was a vibrant, diverse community. Within it were high- and low-income residents, white and black neighbors and the city’s first black dentist. Read More »