Sunday, April 5, 2009

Civil rights movement & housing (de)segregation in the 1950s & 60s & today (per 2)

Housing (de) Segregation in 1950s-1960s (site #1)
This website is talking about housing segregation and desegregation in the 1960s. It talks about these books called HOUSING SEGREGATION IN SUBURBAN AMERICA SINCE 1960: PRESIDENTIAL AND JUDICIAL POLITICS, by Charles M. Lamb. This website talks about what is in the book. How around the 1950s-60s colored people were separated from whites. If they moved into certain neighborhoods they would get beaten and/or chased down.

Housing (de) Segregation in 1950s-1960s (site #2)
This website is a newspaper article in the New York Times. The title of the article is HOUSING SEGREGATION: NEW TWISTS AND OLD RESULTS. This article is talking about how people think New York housing is the most segregated in the country. But studies show that that is not true. It also mentions studies that explain why New York is not most segregated in the country.


Hansberry Rights Case That was taken to the Illinois Supreme Court and Housing Desegregation (site #1)
This source is about determination in buying a house. This source talks about how when colored people buy a house they wouldn’t be discriminated. Back then if a colored person you would have to pay twice as much for a house. In 1968 congress responded to mounting evidence of intractable housing discrimination by enacting the fair housing act. In conclusion this article basically about how buying a house back then for colored people was tough.

Hansberry Rights Case That was taken to the Illinois Supreme Court and Housing Desegregation (site #2)
This article is about a case in Chicago Illinois. The case on Hansberry v. Lee happens in the year of 1940. It’s Loraine Hansberry and her family couldn’t buy a house because of the color of their skin. So they went to the court talking about the treatment they have received since they wanted to buy a house in the white neighborhood.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Ming, jr. (site #1)
This video highlights the assignation of Martin Luther King. On April 4th 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis. He was meeting with Jesse Jackson and other civil rights activists. Martin Luther King was murdered at he age of 39. James Earl Ray was convicted for the assignation of MLK.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Ming, jr. (site #2)
This website is a biographical outline of MLK. Martin Luther king was born at noon on Tuesday, January 15, 1929 at the family home, 501 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. He married Coretta Scott and later on had four children Yolanda Denise, Martin Luther III , Dexter Scott , and Bernice Albertine. MLK began school at five and advanced to Morehouse College at the age of fifteen. Along wih the great effect MLK has had on the world he also recieved multiple awards and degrees.MLK was elected President of the Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization that was responsible for the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott from 1955 to 1956 and was a founder and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1957 to 1968. MLK published any books one being, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" Lastly, MLK was shot to his death in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. Dr. King was in Memphis to help lead sanitation workers in a protest against low wages and intolerable working conditions.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Ming, jr. (site #3)
This website is a timeline of events of Martin Luther King's life. This timeline starts from when he was born to the day a national holiday was made in his honor.


Housing (de) Segregation Today (site #1)
This website talks about the income of segregation in housing. They believe that in order to get integrated schools, we must integrate neighborhoods and cities first. The site also contains percentage of segregation between blacks and whites.

Housing (de) Segregation Today (site #2)
This article is more of an opinion but it has tons of facts on why house desegregated should take place soon. The writer describes his point of view on why desegregation should happen and what the benefits are. The writer also shares percentage with reader.

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