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Join the Fair Housing Council of Oregon and Oregon Historical Society as local researchers discuss new sources related to the history of housing segregation—and resistance to that discrimination—in Portland. The audience will learn about the black community’s creative tactics in resistance to housing discrimination, how the City of Portland used zoning to promote segregation or integration, ways Portland laws and policies created and enforced de jure racial segregation, and how private homeowners, developers, and REALTORS® supported segregation through restrictive covenants in housing deeds. Greta Smith, Melissa Lang, and Dr. Leanne Serbulo will present this event, which is free and open to the public.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon and Oregon Historical Society have created a series of events acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. This program series considers broader histories of the ways legal and economic structures have dictated who is entitled to what spaces in Oregon. Learn more about the Fair Housing Act at 50 series and associated events.