Bridging the River: A History of Housing Discrimination in Eugene, Oregon

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Title: Bridging the River: A History of Housing Discrimination in Eugene, Oregon
Author: Neary, Andrew
Abstract: The story of Tent City is one of harsh treatment of African Americans who were migrating to Eugene, Oregon in the 1940s. It is a story of descrimination and racism in the West where these issues were not as visible as they were in the South. It is a story of a settlement built of scrap lumber on the muddy floodplain of the Willamette River, held together by a stong sense of community and a faith in a better future. This paper that further develops the story of this community as well as the larger issue of housing descrimination in Eugene at the time.
Description: 13 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/2857
Date: 2006-03-16


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