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LISTEN: Commemorating Dr. King’s Dream For Truthful Housing

The inception of federal honest housing and each subsequent enlargement of honest housing rests on Dr. King’s keen sacrifice of his life for each American.  Dr. Lee Davenport speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Rosner of The King Heart about King’s function on this historic wrestle.

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Do you know that each final certainly one of these courses (a.okay.a. “The Huge 7”) has protected standing relating to federal honest housing because of the final sacrifice of Dr. King’s life?

  • Race
  • Coloration
  • Nationwide origin
  • Faith
  • Intercourse (together with gender identification and sexual orientation)
  • Familial standing
  • Incapacity

A sacrifice price remembering by all actual property professionals

Truthful, open housing — a key pillar within the wrestle for civil rights of the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties — was not a federally authorized requirement till Dr. King’s assassination in 1968. The inception of federal honest housing and each subsequent enlargement of honest housing rests on Dr. King’s keen sacrifice of his life for each American.  

It isn’t hyperbole to say that in 2022, all of us have the authorized proper to be householders, actual property traders, and actual property professionals on account of Dr. King. 

Dr. King is certainly worthy of a nationwide, annual remembrance.

Take motion: Please be a part of me for a day of remembrance

If you’re not accustomed to how Dr. King’s demise spurred the passage of federal honest housing legal guidelines or if you’d like concepts to honor the day or weekend, get the rundown from this essential Atlanta Realtors Rundown podcast interview (by the Atlanta Realtors Affiliation) with Dr. Elizabeth Rosner (affectionately known as Dr. Roz), who’s The King Heart’s NV365 Particular Tasks Supervisor.

Dr. Roz shares how one can take part in actions hosted by The King Heart (which homes Dr. and Mrs. King’s nonviolent educating legacy and is their burial website) anyplace on the planet.

We run down:

  • How Dr. King was the catalyst for our modern-day honest housing laws
  • How one can commemorate MLK day anyplace on the planet
  • The significance of neighborhood as an alternative of chaos
  • How the King Heart’s nonviolence strategy remains to be wanted to make sure honest housing in the present day and daily
  • How the enduring singer and songwriter, Dolly Parton, in addition to the famed civil rights legal professional, Bryan Stevenson, are linked to the King Heart, and you’ll work together with them

Along with listening to and sharing this podcast, please ask your groups, places of work and associations to commemorate MLK Day by particularly naming Dr. King’s legacy of federal honest housing laws, which has made the American dream of homeownership potential for a lot of of these in our communities who would have traditionally been missed (together with me and a few of you) due to the “Huge 7” (race, faith, intercourse, nationwide origin, coloration, familial standing and incapacity).

Moreover, I hope additionally, you will share together with your groups, workplace, affiliation, shoppers, and database this standard article that was featured in Inman Information giving much more context: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most difficult wrestle was housing

How did we get right here? ‘A bit of youngster shall lead them … ‘

Whereas we’re with regards to Dr. King, do you know that treasured, little kids marched and demonstrated throughout The Civil Rights Motion alongside Dr. King?

October 1964: My dad (one yr after taking part in The Civil Rights Motion) along with his sister and cousins.

The bravery of these kids is bittersweet. Their spirited spunk is nice; but, the truth that discrimination compelled their tiny arms is oh so merciless and bitter. Frankly, it’s arduous for me to fathom the extent of hatred that impressionable, expensive kids, who’re worthy of communal safety from all (regardless of their race or every other facet of their humanity), needed to face to volunteer as demonstrators to simply acquire civil rights. 

In reality, due to these brave kids, I (as a baby of the Nineteen Eighties) am part of the primary technology of Individuals to be born with full-fledged authorized rights and protections in opposition to discrimination (like UN-fair housing)  on the idea of the “Huge 7” that all of us have a proper to in the present day. That ought to be mind-boggling to appreciate that is such latest historical past, significantly for these youthful than me.

How outstanding it’s to know that in the present day’s younger folks have no idea the model of the USA of America that didn’t have authorized protections for the “Huge 7” (we all know enforcement is a distinct dialog that we’ll talk about in upcoming podcasts).

In that vein and in honor of Black Historical past Month in February, please take a look at one of many tales of the kid individuals — my dad. My retelling of his story from that point was revealed by the aptly named BitterSweet, a complimentary publication of the fast-growing neighborhood devoted to racial therapeutic, Coming to the Desk).

Be taught extra about his story right here: The Contemporary Prince of … Detroit?!?!

A second of silence

All of these kids have been brave unsung heroes in my figurative ebook, and I want we might title extra of them. Thus, as you learn, and share my dad’s story, I ask that you simply maintain house and maybe actually have a second of silence for all the unnamed kids who have been keen to be martyrs for the generations to come back.

Lee Davenport is a licensed actual property dealer, coach and coach. Comply with her on YouTube or go to her web site.

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