The Walls We Won’t Tear Down
AUG. 3, 2017
A crowd gathered
in front of the new home of Bill and Daisy Myers,
the first black couple to move
into the all-white development of Levittown Pa.,
the Myerses’ lawyer,
informed the police that they would be moving in,
knowing that controversy would follow.
Credit Sam Myers/Associated Press
Samuel Snipes, 99, Dies; Lawyer for First Black Family in Levittown, Pa.
Jan. 10, 2019
Fair Housing NYT 18 September 2016
Fair Housing | Retro Report NYT 18 September 2016
Has the government done enough
to stop housing discrimination?
housing discrimination / segregation, racial discrimination in housing
North Carolina > Soul City
racially integrated community
would be planned,
developed and managed
by black people.
Those black foundations
would be celebrated
in the town’s name:
The idea was dreamed up
by Floyd McKissick:
attorney, civil rights activist
and force of nature.
In January 1969,
amid the waning days
of US president Lyndon B Johnson’s
into a Washington DC news conference
with secretary of agriculture Orville Freeman
and announced plans to build Soul City
on 5,000 acres of rural land
in impoverished Warren County,
just over an hour’s drive
from Raleigh, North Carolina.
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