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Vancouver leads in Integration, January 16 1958

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Title:Vancouver leads in Integration, January 16 1958

An artictle appearing in the Oregon Journal.

Vancouver's African American population boomed at the beginning of World War II because of employment in war industries. At the end of the war, the ship building industry that encouraged migration of many African Americans also ended. With the loss of employment some African American families left Vancouver while others remained. Families that remained faced housing issues, in some neighborhoods African Americans were welcomed and others they were not. In 1958, the city of Vancouver decided to make an effort to integrate neighborhoods and end discrimination. This article addresses Vancouver's efforts.

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Subjects:African Americans | National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) | Housing | Discrimination | Integration | Vancouver (Wash.) | Clark County (Wash.)
Collection:Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Clark County Historical Museum
Original Material:

Vancouver Branch of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Rights and Usage:

To obtain a copy of this item, or request permission to publish, contact the

Clark County Historical Society Library and Archives, 1511 Main Street,

Vancouver, WA 98660, 360-993-5679 or cchm@pacifier.com.

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From the Washington State University digital collection (Washington State University)

Persistent Link to Item:http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/cchm,40