Sloan Museum – An Equal Opportunity Lie

In 1967 Mayor Floyd McCree, resigned his appointed position, stating, “I refuse to live an equal opportunity lie.” He did so in protest of the city commission’s defeat of an open housing ordinance. For despite his status as the first African American mayor of a large American city, McCree inhabited what had become one of the most racially segregated cities in America. Understanding Flint’s history means understanding how its built environment and communities developed along highly racialized lines.

Using objects and images from the museum’s collection, the exhibition explores how segregationist policies and practices influenced the development of Flint’s neighborhoods. It also explores efforts to wrest the city free from discriminatory housing practices. An Equal Opportunity Lie will close May 27, 2018.

Sloan Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket prices are:

Adult, $9; Senior (60+), $8; Youth (age 2-11), $6; Age 1 & under, FREE; Members, FREE.

It is located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan and the phone # is (810) 237-3450.

Commemorating 50th Year Anniversary

“Fifty years ago today, the life of a great Georgian and historic civil rights leader was cut short far too soon. Thankfully, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., endures. On this anniversary and on every day, we remember the equality and justice that Dr. King fought for on behalf of all mankind.”

Today we honor a pioneer for civil rights, and one of the most influential individuals who helped foster the passage of the Fair Housing Act. Please take some time out of your day today to reflect on the past 50 years and the progress we as a country have made towards ensuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream becomes a reality.

March is Women’s History Month

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The Fair Housing Center is celebrating Women’s History Month in March. Women all over the U.S. for decades have been fighting to ensure equal treatment in all areas of life, including housing. We are here to support all women and to do our part in assisting to change laws, policies, and procedures in an effort for equal treatment in housing.

So we say:

If you have ever felt discriminated against based upon your gender, sexual orientation, family status we are here for you.
If you have ever been a victim of domestic violence, we are here for you.
If you have ever been sexually harassed by your landlord, we are here for you.
If you think you are not protected, alone, or isolated, you are not, because we are here for you.

Please, do not hesitate to give us a call if you are in need of our services. Our number is 800-322-4512 or you may email us by clicking the contact us tab and filling in your information. Remember, you have the same rights as anyone else, and we are here to help you enforce them!

Black History Month

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Join us in celebrating Black History Month in February. We still have a long way to go to ensure equality in our country, but we are moving forward each and every day. You can make an impact as well; one way is to promote the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history on social media and other mediums.

Thank you for everything you do to better our community, from your friends at Legal Services of Eastern Michigan’s Fair Housing Center.