“It makes a difference in a man when he can walk on floors that belong to him,” is one of the many quotes one can find in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic “A raising in the Sun” portraying the struggles of a black family for the realization of their dreams in a segregated America. Among those many dreams, stands out that of Mama, whose aspirations for a better life translate into becoming a homeowner in a social context where black Americans were refused the possibility of buying a property in certain neighborhoods.
We invite you to dig in more, on this particular aspect of Black History by reading The Black History of Housing in America: How the Dream Was Deferred explaining exclusionary zoning of black families those early years after World War II.
We hope that highlighting these past issues can serve as a reminder of what can never happen again, as we move forward and build a diverse society with equality and justice.
At the PCA Club, we embrace equal opportunities for everybody!
Happy Black History Month!
“There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing” Mama.