Today's social change advocates can learn a great deal from stories about people who have previously stood together to challenge the status quo and fight for equity.Watch the Full Documentary
Hundreds of Black families, businesses, churches, and community spaces were displaced or destroyed by the construction of Tropicana Field. Former residents of the Gas Plant and Laurel Park neighborhoods and their descendants share memories of a safe, supportive, and thriving community and the lasting impact of its demolition.
The story of the Gas Plant and Laurel Park neighborhoods is both unique to Pinellas County as well as a history that has been repeated across this country, across generations of Black and Brown communities. If we are to move forward with racial equity, we must know, understand, honor, and be changed by our collective past.