Stuyvesant Town

Pamphlet on discrimination at Stuyvesant Town (circa 1950).


Description: Stuyvesant Town was built as a result of a public-private development partnership orchestrated by city planner Robert Moses. The private developer, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, was given the right to discriminate when selecting tenants. The fight to integrate Stuyvesant Town was a defining moment in the northern Civil Rights movement. This flier depicts 19 families who faced evicition from Stuyvesant Town as a result of their involvement in the fight against segregation.

Date: circa 1950

Creator: Unknown (Town and Village Tenants' Committee to End Discrimination in Stuyvesant Town)

Original Format: Black and White publication, 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Citation: Metropolitan Council on Housing Records, TAM 173, Box 25, Folder 20, Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archive. Digital ID = tam173_ref454_000001_1d 


 Copy of the Title I Housing Ac of 1949 (1960).  Metropolitan Council on Housing Program for Urban Renewal (1962)    Open letter to Mayor Robert Wagner calling for the removal of Robert Moses (undated).  Flyer for a Committee to Save Our City's Homes demonstration at City Hall (1960s)

 Flyer against the Lower Manhattan Expressway (circa 1961).  

 Met Council on Housing publication Decent Housing for New York's People (1960s).  Flyer about Penn Station South urban renewal project (1960).  Pamphlet on discrimination at Stuyvesant Town (1950s).    Memo on the implementation of the Metcalf-Baker anti-discrimination law (1961).
 Committee to Save Our City's Homes demonstration on rent control and repair violations demonstration at City Hall (1963).


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