Cheated Out of Their Homes

“I’m not against integration, but I think people are being cheated out of their homes.” Her mother’s home was condemned. Then her uncle’s. Ophelia Chambers’ family homestead has been in the same location off of homestead for at least 4 generations. In the wake of hurricane Florence, her traditionally African American neighborhood has seen an influx of white residents. And Chambers is noticing a pattern.

Flood Zone is a special investigation reporting on flooding in Coastal Carolina communities. The podcast is a project of Shoresides and Working Narratives.

 

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