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Interesting, but misleading that she mentions Enfield, MA.

Yes, it was flooded in the 1930s. However, it was only one of six towns that were flooded - and not to build a park, but to build a drinking water reservoir for Boston (Quabbin). Today the area is used for recreation, but its primary purpose was not to build a recreation area. I (a librarian) also can't find any credible information about Enfield, or any of the towns, being Black. This isn't to say there weren't Black folks living in the area that were displaced, but to claim that displacing Enfield & building Quabbin was done due to racism is misleading.
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