Paving the Way: The Neighborhood That Once Was.
Thousands of cars pass along I-496 everyday to get to downtown Lansing. However, few truly know the history of what was once where the sprawling interstate now stands. Over 840 homes and businesses were destroyed in the very center of an African American community, leaving people like Ken Turner, Adolf Burton and Sam Sinicropi to recount distant memories of what used to be a home for so many. In an area formerly teeming with sporting events and family, the three provide a unique perspective into life before the highway.