LaFHAC Honors Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

This Black History Month, LaFHAC honors heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. ⁠

LaFHAC Commemorates A. Philip Randolph

Alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., A. Philip Randolph was one of the principal organizers of the historic 1963 March on Washington, which brought over 200,000 people to Washington to protest segregation and disenfranchisement. Throughout his career, Randolph continued to advocate for fair housing policies and equal opportunities for African Americans. ⁠ He believed that access to decent housing was essential for achieving social and economic equality.

Randolph’s efforts helped to raise awareness about housing discrimination and paved the way for future legislative initiatives, including the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which aimed to combat housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin.⁠ Mr. Randolph’s activism laid the groundwork for legislative and social reforms that continue to shape fair housing policies today.

LaFHAC Commemorates Shirley Chisholm

Ms. Chisholm played a significant role in advocating for fair housing rights during her tenure as a Congresswoman. Ms. Chisholm understood the profound impact that housing discrimination had on marginalized communities, particularly African Americans, and she was a strong advocate for equal housing opportunities for all Americans. Through her legislative efforts and public advocacy, she helped to advance the cause of fair housing and worked to dismantle discriminatory practices in the housing market.⁠

In addition to her support for fair housing legislation, Shirley Chisholm used her platform as a Congresswoman to raise awareness about issues of racial and economic inequality in housing and to push for policies that would expand access to affordable housing for low-income families.⁠

Black History Month allows us to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and recommit ourselves to building a future where everyone can access safe, fair, and affordable housing. Throughout history, Black Americans have faced systemic barriers to accessing housing, from redlining and segregation to discriminatory lending practices and unequal treatment by landlords. These injustices persist today, reminding us of the urgent need to continue our work in promoting fair housing and combating housing discrimination in all its forms.  A donation from you will help us continue our fight for housing justice.

Posted by Malcolm Phillipson 02/16/2024and categorized as Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized