Coming Home, Very Late

Abby Zimet

Justice Delayed Dept: More than 40 years after her family was forced from their home in a small Michigan town because
they were black, Sallie Sanders, 60, got the keys - on Martin Luther King Day - to her new home,
part of a settlement of one of the country's longest-running cases of
housing discrimination. Her parents were among 144 plaintiffs who sued
the city of Hamtranck for racial discrimination after their houses were
demolished in 1963 in the name of urban renewal; by next year, 350
houses will have been built to fulfill the court order.


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