|Item ID||Egyptian19550222mailbox.tif |
|Author||Daily Egyptian |
|Description||I feel that I can add to your articles on "Negro Student Housing is Disgraceful" because of my |
experiences both on and off campus and as a citizen of this community.
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1955 February 22 |
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|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) |
I feel that I can add to your articles on "Negro Student Housing is Disgraceful" because of my
experiences both on and off campus and as a citizen of this community. Never let it be said that this is in defense or that I have
a feeling of guilt for living conditions. The disgrace itself is not ours alone.
Let s start on campus. Negro
Veterans are not given any consideration where there are requests made for living in the Veterans
I lousing projects. Skeptical answers are given with all the implication of Negroes not wanted. Sonic veterans sometimes wonder what they really fought for, I imagine. In other instances, directors and resident counselors are
found to be so prejudiced that contracts were believed to be delibertely destroyed to keep the limitation at a minimum for Negro girls. In trying to receive higher education with much determination the Negro students go to the student
housing directors to find little or no help whatsoever; consequently, they come to the Negro residential area and start desperately looking for a place to live.
During my parents 35 years in this city, there has been very little change in the Negro section.
Chances for moving a better neighborhood are pratically impossible. All teal estate dealers refuse to rent or sell to us where there
are vacancies in the neighborhood of the University or any white neighborhood; however. there are whites invading the Negro districts
constantly. This leaves us very little choice other than leaving town to find a better place
to live which is what most of the young people do.