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The One-Way Street of IntegrationFair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities$
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Edward G. Goetz

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501707599

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501707599.001.0001

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The “Hollow Prospect” of Integration

The “Hollow Prospect” of Integration

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The One-Way Street of Integration

Edward G. Goetz

Cornell University Press

This chapter describes the tension between integration and community development from the 1940s through the end of the 1960s. It describes the conflict within the African-American community between efforts to achieve integration on the one hand and building power and capacity within the community on the other. It describes the emergence and evolution of the fair housing movement in the U.S. Finally, the ways in which this conflict played out during the civil rights and Black Power eras is highlighted.

Keywords:   Civil rights movement, Black Power, Community control, Ghetto, Open housing, Community development, Community development corporations, Fair housing movement

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