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Photograph of "white tenants" sign

Photograph of "white tenants" sign
Arthur S. Siegel, photograph of sign reading "We want white tenants in our white community," Detroit, Michigan, February 1942. Retrieved from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:We_want_white_tenants.jpg.
Description
Sign with American flag "We want white tenants in our white community," directly opposite the Sojourner Truth homes, a new U.S. federal housing project in Detroit, Michigan. A riot was caused by white neighbors' attempts to prevent Negro tenants from moving in. (From: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:We_want_white_tenants.jpg)
Date / time
February 1942
Author(s)
Arthur S. Siegel

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Photograph of "white tenants" sign." (Viewed on October 31, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/photograph-of-white-tenants-sign>.

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