The image to the right is of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Title VIII, also known as the Fair Housing Act. Learn more and see the full image.
Most agree discrimination in housing is much subtler today than in decades past, but it does persist. Every April, the nation celebrates the strides we've made, and the work that remains to be done. In honor of Fair Housing Month, we, in partnership with the Office of Community Development, are highlighting a selection of books for adults, teens and children that highlight issues of fair housing and discrimination.
The Office of Community Development is sharing lists of fiction and nonfiction books that deal with issues related to fair housing. See these titles in the WCCLS catalog:
- Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story - A 2007 film documentary directed and produced by Bill Kavanagh details the long-running Yonkers housing drama.
- A Raisin in the Sun (film)
- A Raisin in the Sun (TV movie)
- Ghosts of Mississippi
- Lost (Season 5, Episode 13)
- To Kill a Mockingbird
|Fair Housing Month 2012|