Online Video, Panel Discussion     Series: Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary

Making Home and Community Before and After the Fair Housing Act

Panel discussion with Faye Burch, Donna Harris, Ronnie Hartley and Ken Adair, moderated by Dr. Carmen Thompson.

Recorded on April 30, 2018 at McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon.

African Americans who lived in Portland during the twentieth century built homes and communities that provided connection among family and friends, and space for growth and learning as government policies, realtors’ practices, and beliefs expressed by dominant Whites often restricted where and how Black people could live. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 challenged some of those discriminatory practices. This panel of Black Portlanders, who were all youths during this time period, will offer first-hand reflections on ways their families and neighbors built and sustained the meaning of home and community across the decades of the twentieth centuries, despite the local and national blocks that sought to prevent them from doing so.

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