Fifty years ago, civil rights reached a turning point when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law on April 11, 1968, exactly one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Fair Housing Haiku: Learn About the Law Through Verse / With Illustrations honors the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act by presenting a unique look at housing discrimination legislation in the United States.
Written by an attorney in 5-7-5 syllabic form with original full-color drawings, charts, and more, Fair Housing Haiku explains how the law protects you against discrimination when enjoying your home or searching for a new one.
New book presents fair housing law and its many protections through full-color illustrations and haiku.
About the Author/Illustrator:
Ron Leshnower is an attorney, fair housing trainer, and author of five books, including Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals, which has helped many landlords achieve compliance with housing discrimination laws. A graduate of Yale University and Boston University School of Law, Ron has written extensively on government, civil rights, real estate, and the law, and he has appeared as a legal expert in media outlets such as CBS News, NBC News, and The New York Times.
Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Fair Housing Act became law as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1968. The law forever changed the legal landscape, offering widespread federal protection to renters, buyers, and others who believe they have become the victim of housing discrimination.
Hillocrian Creative is pleased to launch the “Fair Housing 50” product line to coincide with the birthday of Dr. King. Shirts, pens, Post-it Notes, tote bags, and more offer a way to celebrate 50 years of the Fair Housing Act while showing support for housing equality.
“The abolishment of slavery following the Civil War opened the door to civil rights legislation aimed at protecting people against housing discrimination. These efforts culminated in the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968,” explains Leshnower. “Fifty years later, the Fair Housing has expanded to protect people based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status, while several state and local governments cover additional protected classes such as source of income and sexual orientation.”
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