Article, “2 House Owners Cited in Complaint of Negro Physicist”

August 21, 1960

A man and his family had a verbal agreement to purchase a home on a street in Brighton. Before the sale was finalized, two white residents on the street offered a higher bid on the home to prevent the African American family from moving into the neighborhood. The family filed a lawsuit to force the sale to them at the original price agreed upon.

“2 House Owners Citied in Complaint of Negro Physicist,” Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), August 21, 1960.
Reprinted with permission from Democrat and Chronicle and ProQuest.



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