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articles & journals

"Keeping the Promise: Preserving and Enhancing Housing Mobility in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program: Final Conference Report of the Third National Conference on Housing Mobility"
edited by Philip Tegeler, Mary Cunningham, and Margery Austin Taylor

"Gautreaux and Chicago's Public Housing Crisis: The Conflict Between Achieving Integration and Providing Decent Housing for Very Low-Income African Americans"
by William P. Wilen and Wendy L. Stasell
Copyright by National Center on Poverty Law

Journal of American Planning Association:
"In the Wake of Desegregation: Early Impacts of Scattered Site Public Housing on Neighborhoods in Yonkers, NY"
by Xavier de Souza Briggs, Joe T. Darden, and Angela Aidala

“CERD Housing Report: Residential Segregation and Housing Discrimination in the United States”

"The Perpetuation of Residential Racial Segregation in America"
by Marc Seitles,
Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law

"Despite New Law, Subsidized Tenants Find Doors Closed”
by Manny Fernandez, NY Times, September 20, 2008

“No License to Discriminate: Real Estate Advertising, Source of Income Discrimination, and Homelessness in New York City”
by Fred Freiberg and Diane Houk, Fair Housing Justice Center.

film & video

"A Nation Divided?" from The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
A report hosted by Elizabeth Farnsworth following up on the Kerner Commision Report 30 years later. March 2, 1998 transcript/audio version available

A Time for Justice
Directed by Charles Guggenheim
Produced by Direct Cinema Ltd.
A documentary film about the Civil Rights Movement produced specifically for young adults.

Eyes on the Prize and Eyes on the Prize II
Produced by Blackside, Inc.
Two series of documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement that begin with the 1950’s and the movement in the American South, and continue through the battles of the 1970’s and beyond.
A viewer’s guide to Eyes on the Prize
Film/video documentaries on racial justice issues and civil rights

4 Little Girls
Directed by Spike Lee
Produced by Sam Pollard
A film documentary of a terrorist bombing of an African-American church during the height of the Civil Rights Movement
Distributed by HBO Documentaries

Television Race Initiative
A multi-year effort in which diverse, character-driven, high-profile television broadcasts create a spine for sustained community dialogue and problem solving around the issue of race relations.

The Promised Land
Coproduced by BBC-TV and Discovery Productions
A 5-part television documentary based on the book by Nicolas Lehmann

Viewing Race
A film and video project to stimulate community-based discussions on race—a project of national video resources

books & reports

The Geography of Opportunity: Race and Housing Choice in Metropolitan America
edited by Xavier de Souza Briggs, Brookings Institute

All Things Being Equal: Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Time
by Brian D. Smedley & Alan Jenkins, New Press

The Failures of Integration
by Sheryll Cashin,  Public Affairs Books

American Apartheid
by Douglas Massey and Nancy Denton, Harvard University Press

Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
by J. Anthony Lukas,  Random House

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 and
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
by Taylor Branch, Simon & Schuster

Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders,
1968 Known as The Kerner Commission Report,  US Government

Voices in Our Blood: America’s Best on the Civil Rights Movement
by Jon Meacham (Editor), Random House

The Children
by David Halberstam, Random House


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Poverty and Race Research Action Council -

The Civil Rights Project -

Urban Institute -

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