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The Battle for Open Housing

Tracy E. K’Meyer

in Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the open housing struggles by civil rights advocates. It notes that in 1950 the National Committee against Discrimination in Housing, a coalition of civil rights, religious, ... More


The Three Stations of Fair Housing Spatial Strategy

Edward G. Goetz

in The One-Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707599
eISBN:
9781501716706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707599.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter contains the argument that fair housing advocates have adopted a spatial strategy of advocacy that has increasingly brought it into conflict with community development efforts. This ... More


Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Jeffrey D. Gonda

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625454
eISBN:
9781469625478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625454.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Unjust Deeds explores the history of an often overlooked civil rights milestone: the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelley v. Kraemer (1948). In a group of cases from St. Louis, Detroit, ... More


Why Not Next Door?: Battling Housing Discrimination, Case by Case

Brian Purnell

in Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details numerous cases of housing discrimination that Brooklyn CORE investigated and fought against with interracial teams of activists. While the chapter won many of these individual ... More


Multiracial Housing and Public Accommodations Discrimination

Tanya Katerí Hernández

in Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Distinctive from the context of workplace discrimination where multiracial complainants articulate their own legal complaints, the housing context is characterized by an absence of such direct ... More


Introduction: Restrictive Covenants, Housing Rights, and the Civil Rights Movement

Jeffrey D. Gonda

in Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625454
eISBN:
9781469625478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625454.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction situates covenant cases in the social and political milieu of the early twentieth century. It addresses the evolution of various mechanisms for housing discrimination including ... More


Failures and Foundations: The Covenant Cases and Postwar Black Freedom Struggles

Jeffrey D. Gonda

in Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625454
eISBN:
9781469625478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625454.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The final chapter contends with the cases’ complex and paradoxical legacies for America’s cities and the civil rights movement. The covenant cases returned from the Supreme Court chamber into the ... More


Alternative Approaches to Regional Equity and Racial Justice

Edward G. Goetz

in The One-Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707599
eISBN:
9781501716706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707599.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides an overview of two different ways of working towards racial justice and regional equity. The two approaches are integration efforts on the one hand and community development ... More


No Sunshine in the City: Crime, Control, and the Cauldron of Public Space

Douglas J. Flowe

in Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655734
eISBN:
9781469655758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655734.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1 addresses the ways Jim Crow social and economic customs and policing impacted the way African Americans used public space. By looking at work and housing discrimination and the fact that ... More


Latina/o Immigration before 1965: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Lilia Fernández

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This essay examines the migration of Mexican immigrants, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans to Chicago in the 1940s and 1950s, long before the more widely recognized post-1965 immigration to the ... More


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