- Whites Riot in Response to Arrival of First African American Family in Levittown, PA
August, 1957 to 1957 Bucks, Pennsylvania African-Americans, Race-Relations, Crime/Violence
Upon driving up to their new home at 43 Deepgreen Lane, Daisy Myers was filled with doubt, recalling that she repeatedly asked herself, “what would be the extent of our ostracism? Would we be able to sleep comfortably?” as she studied the four law officers standing on the lawn of her address in the Dogwood Hollow Section of Levittown. These questions regarding the neighborhood reaction to the arrival...
- Levittown Real Estate Boards' Discriminatory Housing Practices Revealed
August 7, 1954 Suffolk, New York, Nassau, New York, Bucks, Pennsylvania Race-Relations, African-Americans
In an article published in the Saturday Evening Post in August of 1954 journalist Craig Thompson exposed the “problem of Negro exclusion,” commenting on the discriminatory practices employed by Levitt and the preventive covenants established by the local real estate boards within his suburban communities. As the father of modern suburbia, it seemed that with his prepackaged communities, he had...