Whilst in Atlanta for the Microsoft Ignite conference, I took some time out to explore the birth place of Martin Luther King Jr.
His family home is located in the Sweet Auburn community. This National Park Service sign explains how the community was subjected to segregation and division:
Sadly, more than 50-years on, some of the areas that there were cleared for the construction of the Interstate have never recovered. There are still block wide sections where nature has reclaimed the rubble.
The sign includes a powerful quote from Fletcher Combs:
Nobody moved out just overnight. When you clear like that, it takes time… you have to make sure that the people have a place to relocate… the next thing we knew, everybody was gone.
Whilst it originated in an era of social upheaval, it has an additional modern purpose as a warning to anyone moving their digital communities.