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Sign: "We Want White Tenants in our White Community"

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8x10 inches (21x26 cm)
Black & White
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Sign directly opposite the Sojourner Truth, a federal housing project, in Detroit, Michigan. A riot was caused by white neighbors' attempt to prevent African American tenants from moving in. From: Photos used in the 1984 Truman Centennial Exhibit. Library of Congress Photo Number: LC-USW-3-1.
February 1942