Undesign the Redline Exhibit

About the Exhibit

A wide variety of community partners (listed below) have collaborated to bring Undesign the Redline to Winston-Salem, an exhibit on our deep local and national history of redlining.

The interactive curriculum explores the history of racism and inequality, reflecting how these concepts were compounded by and reflected in 1938 redlining maps. We'll also focus in on Winston-Salem's own redlining history: you'll learn more about how and why our own city's physical layout evolved in the way it did.


  • LEGACY: Black Owned Table Talk hosted by HUSTLE Winston-Salem
    Wednesday, 9/22 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM (virtual)
    Business ownership and entrepreneurship can be important tools to close the wealth gap, to create significant wealth for Black families, and to undesign the impact of redlining. Learn more
  • The Unmarked Initiative: Historic Black Cemeteries in Forsyth County hosted by Preservation Forsyth and other community partners
    Thursday, 9/30 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Senior Services
    Across the South, many African-American grave sites and burial grounds for enslaved persons have been disappearing over the years. Join this community event to watch the film Unmarked, explore untold stories of the past, and learn about efforts underway to preserve these historic sites. Learn more


Community Partners

Many community partners have collaborated to make this exhibit possible. You can learn more about each group below.