Category Archives: CTHistory Essay 2013

Samuel Cullers Housing Discrimination Case, 1954-1957

  In 1954 and 1955 the principal planner for the Hartford Redevelopment Agency applied to rent a two-room garden apartment from McKinley Park Homes in Hartford but was deceitfully informed that there were no more vacancies. This young man, Samuel … Continue reading

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Education/Instruccion

  Glue, cut up pieces of paper, and string. These were the tools used to ignite a flame under the fight against housing discrimination[1]. Ben Dixon, Boyd Hinds and Julia Ramos, three very unique individuals with extremely different backgrounds came … Continue reading

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On Behalf of All Our Children: The 1996 Sheff v. O’Neill Supreme Court Ruling

On Behalf of All Our Children: The 1996 Sheff v. O’Neill Supreme Court Ruling The landmark court case charged with creating more quality and integrated schooling in the Hartford area has been a labor of love on behalf of many … Continue reading

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World War II and the 1944 Urban League Report

From 1941 to 1945, the involvement of the United States in World War II caused major shifts in all parts of the country, particularly in the Northeast. During the war, industries in the United States became more geared towards meeting … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Educational Equity During the 1970s: Lumpkin v. Dempsey

          Sixteen years after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling outlawed racially segregated schools in Southern and border states, civil rights activists filed a similar lawsuit in the northern city of Hartford, Connecticut. The Brown … Continue reading

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