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Time mag declares Knox White one of 31 people changing the South

Jul 26, 2018 04:57PM ● By Chris Haire

Mayor Knox White | City of Greenville

YeahTHATGreenville scored another high-profile honor this week: Greenville Mayor Knox White was named to Time magazine's list of the 31 People Changing the South.

The venerable news weekly spotlighted White's role in the revitalization of downtown Greenville and his effort to help heal the city's racial wounds with the creation of Unity Park.

Time writes: "His next big project is a 60-acre park, with affordable housing to hedge against gentrification. Dubbed 'Unity,' it’s set for an area that was once home to two separate, segregated parks. White says the project is intended 'to make amends for the sordid past.'"

Fellow South Carolinian and DIG SOUTH founder Stanfield Gray of Charleston joins Mayor White on the list. 

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