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The Pruitt Igoe Myth

Black Junction TV
Black Junction TV
20 Oct 2017

The Pruitt-lgoe Myth Official Trailer #1 (2012) HD
Subscribe to TRAILERS: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. It began as a housing marvel. Built in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe was heralded as the model public housing project of the future, "the poor man's penthouse." Two decades later, it ended in rubble - its razing an iconic event that the architectural theorist Charles Jencks famously called the death of modernism. The footage and images of its implosion have helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. To examine the interests involved in Pruitt-Igoe's creation. To re-evaluate the rumors and the stigma. To implode the myth.

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PurplePrincess 2 years ago

This film depicted how the system destroyed a multitude of black families in a US city over a period of decades. Then blamed the victims. It's the old throw a rock & hide your hands philosophy.

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Firestarter2018 2 years ago

I get you should be thankful for what you have,but when the fuck are we as black people going yo stop with the "white savior/cave ape recessive savior" mentality! Ugh it is like most blacks just accept the scraps honkys give them!! It is sad and shameful. We are some of the most strong,highly intelligent HUE MANS too bad most of us dont realize and or fail to accept we are GREAT!! Without us nothing that is will be as it is!

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Daniel Marquis
Daniel Marquis 2 years ago

Very sad and shameful

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