Back Street: A Neighborhood in a Bowl
May 15 2020
“I can only imagine what my parents had to go through for that land.” Gwendolyn X grew up in Back Street, a long-time African American community in Trenton, NC. When you enter the neighborhood, you pull off of ‘Backstreet Road’, go down a gravel hill, and enter what X calls ‘a bowl.’ She is familiar with the topography, because with every storm, her neighborhood floods. Due to flooding, X is one of only two families left in what was once a vibrant, historical neighborhood.