How Alabama Turned to Restrictive Deed Covenants to Ward Off Flooding Claims From Black Residents

SHILOH COMMUNITY, Ala.—Their land is bound forever.  The deeds of three homeowners—Pastor Timothy Williams, Aretha Wright and Page Jones—all living in the historically Black Shiloh community of south Alabama, tell the tale.  Restrictive covenants attached to their deeds limit the ability of current and future residents to file actions against the state. The legal instruments […]

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