“Proposed development would displace working-class neighborhood,” reads Jordan Green’s October 5th headline in Triad City Beat. That’s a theme that is unfortunately all too familiar in Winston. A working-class African American neighborhood is torn down. Affluent housing/office/retail development is erected and people of color are displaced. Over the years Winston has consistently grown and developed at the expense of its African American neighborhoods. Happy Hill is Winston’s oldest black neighborhood with a history intertwined with Old Salem. In the 1950s many homes in Happy Hill, good and bad alike were razed for the construction of Happy Hill Gardens, Winston’s first public housing development. In 1960s Highway 52 was routed through Happy Hill.