Willy Wyatt - Old Timer

Oakwood Park used to be the gathering place of the African-American community. Amidst the changes in the neighborhood, you can still catch a glimpse of the way things were watching games of dominoes or overhearing discussions among the elderly who can no longer afford to live in the community. Willy Wyatt, a park regular, gives us his perspective on why he refuses to move from the area.

Displacement
"They said, 'Eventually we're going to get rid of all you low-class, low-income people.' They didn't give a specific date, but if you look at it, it happened."
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