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Webinar: The Shame of Chicago: The Color Tax Screening
Friday, February 12, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
Category: Webinar

The Shame of Chicago: The Color Tax Screening

The APA Housing and Community Development Division is excited to host a screening of Episode III in the documentary series, the Shame of Chicago - The Color Tax. Premiering last year at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Color Tax tells the story of how a system of predatory home contract sales during the 1950s and 60s plundered enormous sums of wealth from the pockets of black families seeking homeownership. But unlike what happened in other cities, Chicago’s families fought back in one of city’s most heart-wrenching and perilous campaigns for racial and economic justice. Reverend William Barber, co-director of the National Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for Moral Revival writes, “The Color Tax paints with vivid clarity perhaps America's most striking example of systemic racism.” After the screening there will be a moderated discussion around fair housing, exclusionary housing policies and the impacts on minority communities nationwide.