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Race Restrictive Covenants in Property Deeds

See updated post “No persons of any race except the white race shall use or occupy any building on any lot except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race employed by an owner … Continue reading Continue reading

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Race Restrictive Covenants in Property Deeds

See updated post “No persons of any race except the white race shall use or occupy any building on any lot except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race employed by an owner … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Great Migration to Hartford

The Great Migration   The abolishment of slavery in 1895 seemed promising for newly freed slaves. However, the Jim Crow laws that were enacted further perpetuated the discrimination and inequalities they felt during slavery. During the years 1910 to 1930, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Project Concern

Amanda Gurren–Trinity College Connecticut ‘Takes the Wheel’ on Education Reform: Project Concern Conventionally, students attend school in the district where they live, but the option to choose other educational alternatives has been a part of Connecticut’s state policy for years. One … Continue reading Continue reading

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Are Racial Demographics in the Hands of Realtors?

A Closer Look at Racial Steering and Blockbusting in the Hartford area Throughout the past 50 years, real estate agents played a prominent role in racial segregation through the practices of steering and blockbusting in housing. In Connecticut, these practices … Continue reading Continue reading

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