Better Homes of South Bend: An American Story of Courage. History Press 2015

In 1950, a group of African American workers at the Studebaker factory in South Bend were on a secret mission to build homes away from the factories and slums where they were forced to live. They had come from the South to make a better life for themselves and their children, but they found Jim Crow in the North as well. After three years of satruggle, they succeeded. It took all the courage and perseverance they could muster. In the process they set an example of what W.E.B. Du Bois called "intelligent cooperation."

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