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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