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Erasure of freedman’s towns, Central Expressway injustice inspired book from SMU grad student

Lake Highlands Advocate

Originally Posted: May 21, 2021

A Lake Highlands resident’s nonfiction book about how highway construction erased neighborhoods of color in Dallas was released today.

Collin Yarbrough is a Lake Highlands High School alumnus and SMU grad student who also owns Full Circle Bakery with his mom, Judy. His book, Paved A Way, has the subtitle “Infrastructure, Policy and Racism in an American City.”

He started working on it in May 2020, after turning in a paper about the history of Central Expressway. READ MORE