Inside JCPRD: Johnson County Museum opens new special exhibit on the history and lasting legacies of redlining

Redlined: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation will be on exhibit through Jan. 7, 2023 at the Johnson County Museum.

By the Johnson County Museum

Redlined: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation, the Johnson County Museum’s newest special exhibition, opened this Saturday, Jan. 29. The exhibit explores the history of redlining and how it both shaped and was shaped by Johnson County and the Kansas City region. Visitors will learn about the 19th and 20th century foundations of redlining, how the private practice became federal policy during the Great Depression, the expansion of the practice during postwar suburbanization, attempts to dismantle the system during the Civil Rights Era, and how the legacies of redlining continue to impact communities around the nation today.