Did you know that the corner of 37th and Pflanz marks an important Supreme Court case and a turning point for civil rights in America? Louisville (along with many other cities) had ordinances that forbade blacks from living and owning property in areas which were majority white, and vice versa. The 1917 Supreme Court case, "Buchanan v. Warley" struck those ordinances down across the nation. A historical marker will be dedicated on 11/29 @ 1pm at the corner of 37th and Pflanz Ave to mark an important piece of Portland's and America's history.

 

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/245/60/case.html

 

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/11/breaking-the-backbone-of-segregation/544913/

 

http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/02/the-neglected-case-of-buchanan-v-warley/

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