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Connecticut ‘Takes the Wheel’ on Education Reform: 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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Hartford’s Great Migration Johnson’s Eyes

During the years 1910 to 1930, there was a huge shift in the demographics of Northern cities. This period known as the Great Migration was a period of mass movement for Southern African Americans in search of job opportunities and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Race Restrictive Covenants in Property Deeds (Edited)

“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 or tenant.”  This … Continue reading Continue reading

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Sheff v. O’Neill Settlements 2003,2008

Sheff vs. O’Neill Settlements (2003, 2008). Background: In 1989, Milo Sheff, then a fourth grader, and 17 other children, filed a lawsuit through their parents, addressing the inequalities within Hartford’s segregated schools. The lawsuit’s goal was to give the children … 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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