Amazon Is Trying to Take Over This Black Neighborhood & They Are Fighting Back

Published On July 27, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

The Alliance to Save Carver Road has now welcomed a $30K donation from Prince William County just this past week in support of a legal challenge that they are now forced to face with Amazon, who plans to take over the property soon.

Some of the properties near Haymarket, southwest of Washington, DC, were all acquired under the 1866 law that allowed all freed slaves to own their own land. The neighborhood is solely made up of elderly residents that are now being threatened by plans for an Amazon Data Center to be built, which allegedly requires the installation of power lines to go through their properties.

“While the donation is a step in the right direction, more funding is needed to fight the legal challenge against Dominion Energy and Amazon, both of which have deep pockets and plentiful resources,” says Joyce Hudson, spokesperson for the Alliance to Save Carver Road. “Substantial financial resources will be needed to push back against the efforts of Dominion Energy and Amazon to destroy a historic African-American community that is home to descendants of freed slaves.”

The county’s major donation will be going to the Coalition to protect the county, which is attempting to fight the proposed high voltage transmission line and substation project of the western part of the county.

Hudson also noted that there’s a GoFundMe page that has been established in hopes to pay for the potential litigation in the challenge to this powerline, Protect the Carver Road Community.

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We are hopeful that these black residences are able to keep their property and this will all soon come to an end.

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