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68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope: Part 2 of 5

Searching for justice, finding no peace

With summer approaching, the rhythm quickens in Bowdoin-Geneva. Violence seems to rise with the heat, but so do a mother’s hopes for her children, and a priest’s quest to connect. Meanwhile, from the weeds, an unlikely garden grows.



In the last 60 years Bowdoin-Geneva has seen a dramatic change in its racial composition. Some of these shifts can be attributed to specific events. Explore the changes below.

Note: US Census data was used to compile these charts. However, census methodology has changed over time, making direct comparisons between decades sometimes difficult. These maps offer the detail allowed by the underlying census.

SOURCE: Boston Redevelopment Authority; GeoLytics; NHGIS; US Census

Gabriel Florit, Matt Carroll and Andrew Ryan / Globe Staff

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