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A Tale of Two Towns, in Black and White

October 05, 2018 | Laura Ferguson
A new film by Tufts faculty takes on the divide between once all-white Ferguson, Missouri and neighboring all-black Kinloch

Jane Gillooly was working on a film in 2012 when she visited her hometown of Ferguson, Missouri, and drove into the neighboring town of Kinloch while location scouting, remembering some mid-century modern housing she wanted to film.

She was shocked to see that the vibrant community she remembered from her youth was disappearing—in places, it was simply gone. “Most of the town had been torn down,” she recalled. “I thought, What happened here? Where is Kinloch?”