Jim Crowism in its most oppobrious form was upheld in superior court
Thursday when Judge Robert E. Gentzel gave a decision, the first of its kind in
The case resulted from action by property owners of the district bounded by
Immediately neighbors became indignant, and suit was filed in the name of
Olive Ida Burke, but was financed by a property owners' association, which is
said to have been organized by Fred L. Helman (white),
The Chicago Defender took the lead in the fight against the Jim Crow attitude of property owners and toiled single-handed until recent years when certain of the owners themselves switched their position and rented to members of the Race. The first break came when the management of the Southway hotel opened its doors to Race guests.
The case, it was learned, will be appealed to the
The building at
White tenants were ousted from Ellis' building, it was learned, because they failed to pay their rent. Some of them had had the rent reduced to as low as $25, it was said, but they continued their refusal to pay. The landlord found Race tenants much more desirable.
In his decision Judge Gentzel issued an injunction and ordered the occupants
to move. No further steps will be taken, however, until after the
Mrs. Kastor told reporters that soon after she moved into the building her house was robbed and several thousand dollars worth of furnishings were taken. The police never found a clue, she said significantly.
The same Jim Crow organization has started a program designed to prevent
Race children from attending Sexton school,
 The October 15, 1932 Chicago Defender includes a classified ad under "Hotels" advertising
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