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Discrimination, October 7, 1961

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Creator:Willner, Don S.
Title:Discrimination, October 7, 1961

News commentary by Don S. Willner discussing a judgement by the Washington State Supreme Court concerning a housing discrimination case in Seattle. Willner reports that a 1957 state law prohibiting discrimination in the sale of housing financed by a federal loan is declared unconstitutional by the high court. The case involves John L. O'Meara, a Caucasian homeowner, and Robert L. Jones, an African American homebuyer. Willner suggests in his commentary that the legal decision made by the Washington State Supreme Court sustains racial discrimination. Court opinions and statues prohibiting housing discrimination in Oregon are also discussed. Article originally printed in the Portland Reporter newspaper.

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Subjects:O'Meara, John L. | Jones, Robert L | African Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle | African Americans--Oregon | Race relations | Oregon--Race relations--History--20th century | Seattle (Wash.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Judicial proceedings--Washington (State)--Seattle | Discrimination in housing--Washington (State)--Seattle | Discrimination in housing--Oregon | African Americans--Housing--Washington (State)--Seattle | African Americans--Housing--Oregon | Government lending--Washington (State)--Seattle | Government lending--Oregon | Seattle (Wash.), 47.60621, -122.332071 | King County (Wash.) | United States, Oregon, 43.804133, -120.554201
Collection:Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Oregon Historical Society
Original Material:

Stella Maris House Collection

Rights and Usage:

Oregon Historical Society, Photographic Services 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205; PHOTOORDERS@OHS.ORG; phone number 503-306-5250; FAX 503-492-6001.

Related Materials:

From the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History project (Washington State University)

Portland Reporter; Portland, Oregon.

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