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.
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?
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.