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Vancouver Hires Negroes, ca. 1958

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Title:Vancouver Hires Negroes, ca. 1958

Article addresses how Vancouver is one of the most integrated cities of its size in the United States. On January 3, 1958 Vancouver became the first city in Washington to secure special mortgage insurance to finance 150 units of low-cost private housing (Section 221 FHA mortgage insurance.) The City of Vancouver working to integrate neighborhoods and keep some of its 2000-4000 persons who live in Vancouver but work in Oregon, in Vancouver. Article is the second in a two part series.

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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,45