National Historic Landmarks Program Releases New Theme Study

The National Historic Landmarks Program is pleased to announce the release of a new theme study, Civil Rights in America: Racial Discrimination in Housing. Authored by Matthew D. Lassiter and Susan Cianci Salvatore and prepared in cooperation with the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), this theme study is part four of the five-part Civil Rights in America series which uses the provisions of 1960s civil rights acts as a framework. This fourth installment examines the history of housing discrimination against African American, Latinx, American Indian, and Asian American people leading to passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

The complete accessible PDF including analysis of potentially nationally significant properties is available for download

Posted: August 13, 2021
Tagged: Public History