Mayor Slay Declared Yesterday “Lewis Place Day”

Our honorable Mayor Slay spent part of his Monday at Lewis Place, an historic African-American neighborhood north of the Central West End that was hit hard by the infamous New Year’s Eve tornados. The neighborhood is an important one for the area because… The first black families to buy homes on Lewis Place ran into property-deed covenants that prohibited owners from selling to blacks. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned those covenants in a landmark 1948 case known as Shelley v. [Read More]