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Waiting for Gautreaux

A Story of Segregation, Housing, and the Black Ghetto

Waiting for Gautreaux( )
Author: Polikoff, Alexander
Foreword by: Page, Clarence
ISBN:978-0-8101-2344-1
Publication Date:Jan 2006
Publisher:Northwestern University Press
Imprint:TriQuarterly Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
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Winner, 2006 The American Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award On his thirty-ninth birthday in 1966, Alexander Polikoff, a volunteer ACLU attorney and partner in a Chicago law firm, met some friends to discuss a pro bono case. Over lunch, the four talked about the Chicago Housing Authority construction program. All the new public housing, it seemed, was going into black neighborhoods. If discrimination was prohibited in public schools, wasn't it also prohibited in public...
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