Debra Walsh


Candace Simpson

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Debra Walsh (born 1953)describes moving into the Ledgewood Road neighborhood in West Hartford in 2010, and responds to documents revealing that the High Ledge Homes housing development included a racially restrictive covenant that prohibited non-whites during the 1940s. She also discusses why she moved from Hartford to West Hartford and recent publicity regarding the national ranking of quality of life in the suburb, and the current dynamic of neighbors today.


Submitted as part of the OnTheLine web-book by Jack Dougherty and colleagues (

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