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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Race, poverty and fair housing: Chicago's landmark Gautreaux case winds down - Chicago Tribune

Race, poverty and fair housing: Chicago's landmark Gautreaux case winds down - Chicago Tribune: Dorothy Gautreaux, an Altgeld Gardens resident and lead plaintiff when the case was filed in 1966, died two years later at age 41. But her activism had helped launch a movement extending beyond the landmark legal battle that originated in Chicago: Her cause, housing fairness, also had broadened the goals of the civil rights movement. The anti-discrimination marches of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had come to embrace equal access to housing as a national cause.