Looking for stories about foreclosure and minorities
July 16, 2012 6:22 AM Subscribe
I am looking for stories, books, and anecdotes about banks, landlords, and judges bending the law to evict or foreclose on poor people and minorities, especially in the pre-civil-rights era, and especially on black land-owners. Within the U.S., no particular geographical restrictions.
posted by gauche to society & culture (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is for a personal research project that I am starting on. I'm not looking for an academic discussion of the above issues, but for narrative, whether anecdotal or not. Ideally I would learn from this thread that Studs Terkel once wrote a book called Black and Foreclosed-Upon in the 1950s but I don't think that book exists. If you know a personal story on-topic, I'd love to read it, either in-thread or in memail.