African American housing conditions in Milwaukee in 1955
The Housing of Negroes in Milwaukee: 1955
Across the United States, discriminatory housing practices resulted in the confinement of people into racial and ethnic enclaves. In Milwaukee, this practice was particularly widespread and became the primary focus of many organizations, including the Milwaukee Urban League. In 1955, the Intercollegiate Council on Intergroup Relations, a subgroup of the Human Relations Committee of Milwaukee area colleges, researched the housing situation of Milwaukee's black community. The report, prepared in cooperation with the Urban League's Executive Secretary, William Kelley, details the difficulties facing African Americans in 1950s Milwaukee.