black autonomy network community organization
working for economic and social justice in Benton Harbor, MI
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Travesty of the Land
Kevin Allen / H-P staff
A worker uses a bulldozer to clear land Monday at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor for three holes of a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. A federal judge is considering whether to stop the work.
"Perhaps some of you do not own a foot of ground. Remember then, that this is your park, it belongs to you," said John Klock, a local newspaper publisher, when he gave the land to the city of Benton Harbor in 1917 in honor of his daughter.