Black couple shop for a house


During the 1950s housing was an Urban League priority. In 1957, Oregon passed a Fair Housing bill which prohibited discrimination based on “race, color, religion, or national origin.” In 1960, The League of Women Voters did a study on the effectiveness of the bill. They found that discriminatory practices persisted; but also that people who lived in racially diverse neighborhoods were more tolerant and understanding of others. Learn more about the Oregon Fair Housing in Oregon stufy from the Oregon History Project

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