Notes on Protesters outside Detroit Police headquarters July 1963

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Protesters outside Detroit Police headquarters July 1963. In northern cities likeDetroit there were issues like police brutality and fair housing to be dealt withEfforts to overcome discrimination in CongressThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 – prohibits discrimination in public accommodationsand employmentThe Civil Rights Act of 1968 – prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental ofhousing (including steering, redlining, and blockbusting)The Voting Rights Act of 1965 – made it a federal crime to prevent people fromexercising their right to vote and suspended literacy testsContinuing discrimination against African AmericansOvert laws and blatant practices have been struck down……butsubtle manifestations of old attitudes and habits persistContinuing discrimination against African Americans
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Fall
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bush
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Detroit Area Study

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