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The housing of Negroes in Milwaukee, 1955

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Creator:Intercollegiate Council on Intergroup Relations
Title:The housing of Negroes in Milwaukee, 1955

Across the United States, discriminatory housing practices sought to restrict the settlement of "undesireable" people in certain neighborhoods, resulting in the confinement of people, largely African American, into racial enclaves. In Milwaukee, this practice was particularly widespread and became the primary focus of many organizations, including the Milwaukee Urban League. In 1955, the Intercollegiate Council on Intergroup Relations, a subgroup of the Human Relations Committee of Milwaukee area colleges, researched the housing situation of Milwaukee's black community. The report, prepared in cooperation with the Urban League's Executive Secretary, William Kelley, details the difficulties facing African Americans in 1950s Milwaukee.

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Subjects:Discrimination in housing--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | Milwaukee (Wis.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African Americans--Civil Rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee | United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, 43.0389025, -87.9064736
Collection:Turning Points in Wisconsin History
Institution:Wisconsin Historical Society
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society
Original Material:

The housing of Negroes in Milwaukee: 1955. Milwaukee : Intercollegiate Council on Intergroup Relations, [1955]. 57 leaves ; 29 cm.

Pamphlet Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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Cite as: "The Housing of Negroes in Milwaukee: 1955." (Milwaukee [Wis.] : Intercollegiate Council on Intergroup Relations, [1955]); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1098

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