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This film spotlights a controversial piece of 20th century American history: Redevelopment. In the Fall of 1959, city officials and state leaders were deciding how to redevelop a large portion of Sacramento's central city known as the West End-- an area some considered to be among the largest slums in California, but others viewed it as a lively neighborhood with a diverse mix of businesses and residents. Most of the footage is from a KCRA program produced & reported by Stan Atkinson. This piece written/narrated by Chris Lango. Edited by . For more information regarding usage and licensing of this original footage for commercial and non-commercial purposes, please contact the Center for Sacramento History at (916) 808-7072 or visit .