Lansing Community College

Locally produced documentary coming to LCC

Pave the Way logo, showing an illustrated black road leading to three houses on a green and red background, all contained within a road sign shape

You’re invited to a showing of a 2023 documentary about the impact of I-496’s construction on Black neighborhoods. The documentary was produced by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, and will be presented by LCC Historians at the Movies at 2:10 p.m. Feb. 27 in Dart Auditorium.

The event is free and open to students, employees and the community.

Through interviews and footage, “Pave the Way: They Even Took the Dirt” explores the devastation wrought on a thriving Black neighborhood and business community as homes and shops were torn down, turning once active streets into dead-ends to make way for the highway that would bisect the city from east to west.

The hour-long documentary will be followed by a discussion, led by an LCC history professor, the film coordinator and the film editor.

The film showing is part of LCC’s Black History Month offerings.

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