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Residential Segregation in Metropolitan Connecticut
Call Number: Online and Conn Doc Ag88s b no.410
Publication Date: 1969
Online in HathiTrust. Trinity College has a copy in CTDA http://hdl.handle.net/11134/120002:259
Series: Bulletin (Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station) ; 410.
On the Line How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and Its Suburbs by
On The Line tells the story of schooling and housing boundary lines that have divided metropolitan Hartford, Connecticut over the past century, as well as the struggles of ordinary families and civil rights activists who have sought to cross over, redraw, or erase these lines. Examples include real estate interests that maintained the racial color line, mortgage lenders engaged in redlining, suburban towns that drew exclusionary zoning lines, and homebuyers who shopped for better public schools across district lines. In this open web-book format, readers can freely access and comment on the text, explore the interactive digital archives, and share stories and photos of their personal experiences with the lines. Created by Jack Dougherty and students from the Cities, Suburbs, and Schools Project at Trinity College, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC), with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Call Number: Online access through our library catalog
Fair Housing Act
Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act)
P.L. 90–284; 82 Stat. 73
- Prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of approximately 80 percent of the housing in the U.S. Prohibited state governments and Native-American tribal governments from violating the constitutional rights of Native Americans.
- Passed by the 90th Congress (1967–1969) as H.R. 2516.
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