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Victory for Descendants of Enslaved People: Louisiana Judge Strikes Down 33-Year-Old Zoning Ordinance, Blocking Heavy Industry Threatening Historic Community

A Louisiana state court judge ruled a 1990 zoning ordinance null and void, granting a resounding victory to an organization that advocates for descendants of enslaved people. The Descendants Project filed a lawsuit to prevent construction of a massive grain elevator that threatened the health and heritage of Wallace, a historic Black community in the heart of Cancer Alley.

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