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Cousin Willie Senegal, Zinetta, and her brother John "Butch" Arceneaux celebrate Easter 1955 on Winbern St. Her father's Chevrolet is in the background.  Photo courtesy of Zinetta Burney.

Zinetta Burney: Crossing Alabama St.

One of the most significant socio-economic impacts resulting from white supremacy, and its attending corollary of Black inferiority, was the use of race as a determinant of residential housing patterns which forced African American families into isolation in segregated neighborhoods. For Zinetta Burney and her African American neighbors in Houston’s Third Ward, Alabama Street was […]

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