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Helping the city to close its fiscal gap toward the construction of Freedom Apartments is Covenant Presbyterian Church. Its low interest loan, a form of financial assistance rarely adopted by the area’s churches, is a continuation of efforts to alleviate housing insecurity. Other endeavors enacted since Covenant’s founding in 1951 include its aid to blacks displaced by urban renewal in the 1960s to co-founding the Jeremiah Project in the 1980s.
Before Keith Scott’s death in September 2016, many may have suggested that racial relations had improved, citing as proof Charlotte’s schools becoming a model of desegregation. The protest after Scott’s death drove home another perception about black-white relations: they were more reminiscent of the Jim Crow era than the 1980s.