My ‘Must Read’ List Is Getting Longer

Here is another book that looks at the history of housing injustice and the exploitation of the poor.  Beryl Satter’s Family Properties looks at the work of her father, Mark Satter, an early civil rights attorney that fought against Chicago’s racist housing policies and real estate practices.  Mr. Satter, who was called “The Clarence Darrow of the Bankrupt” by one Chicago newspaper, died of heart failure at age 49 in 1965–the year before Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the Civil Rights movement north to Chicago.    The New York Times review from 2009 can be read HERE.


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