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How Real Estate Speculators Cheated Blacks Out Of Home Ownership In 1960s Chicago. Here’s How They Fought Back

How Real Estate Speculators Cheated Blacks Out Of Home Ownership In 1960s Chicago. Here’s How They Fought Back

When Clyde Ross, Mattie Lewis, and Ethel Weatherspoon settled in the West-side neighborhood of North Lawndale, they hoped to achieve the American dream of owning a home. At the time, however, federal policies known as redlining prevented blacks from getting real mortgages, forcing them to buy from real-estate speculators

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