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This essay is a historical account of the continued disregard and repeated displacement of the Black community in the Village of Catskill as I have witnessed and researched, especially from Catskill Democrats, who own multiple properties in what is the only R1, single-family home, zone within the village. This essay is an archive of the history that has been given to me either through first-hand interviews, through my work with the Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition, a housing and criminal justice advocacy group in both Greene and Columbia Counties, and through intensive research I conducted at the Catskill Public Library and the Vedder Library, a historical library of Greene County.
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Matos, Elliott P., "What Was Will Be Again: A Historical Deconstruction and Future Analysis of House and Home Displacement of Catskill, New York’s Black Communities" (2023). Senior Projects Spring 2023. 69.
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