The New York Times mines historic footage and current research for perspective on the effects of housing segregation.
A New York Times “Retro Report” examines segregation and public housing in 1960s United States in a piece titled “Where Does the American Dream Live?”
For the uninitiated, the Retro Report format mixes historic video footage with interviews from contemporary leaders and thinkers. In this case, Walter Cronkite introduces footage racial conflict while Henry Cisneros offer perspective.
Also, the report includes historic footage of Alex Polikoff, an ACLU lawyer who filed one of the first housing discrimination lawsuits, and contemporary footage of Polikoff looking back from the present day.
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