Restrictive Covenant Resources

Marin County Restrictive Covenant Project

Introduction

Welcome to Marin County’s resource and learning page focused on restrictive covenants, discriminatory housing policies and laws that shaped the make-up of Marin County. The mission of the Marin County Restrictive Covenant Project is to share information to help the Marin County community connect, learn and affirm that discriminatory housing practices are not consistent with Marin County values. This page includes information and perspectives gathered from local and national sources about unfair housing practices and the impact at the local level in Marin County. The information on this page and the associated links are not comprehensive; though, we do expect the resources accessible through this page to grow. The current resources are listed by medium and date.

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Learn more about the project and how to participate on the County's website:

On this page:   Books  |  Films  |  Current News  |  Articles  |  Article Clips  |  Booklets  |  BOS Resolutions

Books

The Color of Law
by Richard Rothstein

Unjust Deeds
by Jeffrey D. Gonda

Marinship at War
by Charles Wollenberg

The Second Gold Rush
by Marilynn S. Johnson
(p.182,99,228)

Eichler
by Paul Adamson
(p.197-204)

Films

Short Film: Segregated By Design

Watch the short film based on the book, The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.

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Articles

Article Clips

Marin AVC Differs With Legion, Backs Gen. Omar Bradley, opens a new window: San Anselmo Herald, October 10, 1946

'Round Marin, opens a new window: San Anselmo Herald, November 21, 1946

Marin City Group To Make Further Probe Of Cross Burning, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, February 6, 1950

Civic Unity Group Will Meet DA To Discuss Fire Cross, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, February 8, 1950

Race, Property Values, Discussed At Council, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, April 23, 1952

Who's Responsible For Racial Housing Ban, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, August 30, 1954

Appraisal Of Housing Finished But Unreported, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, May 3, 1955

Federal Housing Projects Here Net $55,194, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, August 2, 1955

Favor Racial Integration, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, November 12, 1955

Anti-Negro Bias Charge Leveled, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, January 29, 1958

Sport Show Edition Was Educational, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, March 20, 1959

The Time Is Now, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, March 11, 1960

10 Bay Area Lending Institutions Accused Of Race Discrimination, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, May 6, 1960

Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Held For Supervisors' Study, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, September 14, 1960

They Used Everything But Having Your Daughter Marry One, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, December 2, 1960

Fairhills Is Unfair Hills, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, February 14, 1961

Rev. King Rips Marin - 'Not All-American', opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, March 25, 1961

Discrimination In Housing Is Panel's Target, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, May 13, 1961

Public Panel Will Discuss Marin County Integration, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, December 9, 1961

Members Of Three Races In Marin See Little Of Integration Problem, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, December 11, 1961

Uncle Sam's Purse Closed On Marin County Housing, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, March 14, 1962

Fair Housing Support To Be Asked At Session, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, April 23, 1962

Race Bias Ban Rejected Again By Supervisors, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, April 26, 1962

No Property Rights No Human Rights, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, May 2, 1962

Priority Of Property Rights Made Clear To Everyone By Speakers, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, May 3, 1962

Terra Linda CSD Unit Won't Follow The Leader, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, May 29, 1962

Birmingham Hurt U.S. Irreparably, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, May 28, 1963

Freedom Food Drive Collects $571 In Terra Linda Area, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, September 17, 1963

CORE Says Realty Stand Proves Bias, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, December 7, 1963

Home-Buying Panel Due Marin City, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, February 5, 1964

New Marin City Co-Ops Call Best Deal For Negroes - Now, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, February 13, 1964

Rumford Fair Housing Act Causes No Mass Appeals, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, August 19, 1964

'Intellectual Booby Trap' Found During Rights Study, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, December 1, 1964

Multiracial Gathering Set July 11, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, July 3, 1965

Students Bused To Sausalito Are Jeered But Can Take It, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, December 2, 1965

Bigotry Issue In Lucas Valley: Daily Independent Journal, January 27, 1969

Many Marinites Are Living In City Named Elsewhere, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, June 18, 1969

Federal Plan On Leased House Is Hit, opens a new window: Daily Independent Journal, September 12, 1969

Booklets

Roots, Race & Place, opens a new window: Othering & Belonging Institute

FHA Underwriting Manual (1938) [pdf]: (pg. 93 paragraph 904) (pg. 108 paragraph 934) (pg. 109 paragraph 935) (pg. 110 paragraph 937) (pg. 113 paragraph 951) (pg. 119 paragraph 973) (pg. 120 paragraph 978) (pg. 122 paragraph 980) (pg. 123 paragraph 982) (pg. 126 paragraph 987) (pg. 137 paragraph 1032) (pg. 202 paragraph 1360) (pg. 230 paragraph 1412 d.) (pg. 383 paragraph 1812) (pg. 393 paragraph 1850 b. &d.) (pg. 399 paragraph 1863) (pg. 399 paragraph 1864)

Golden Gate Village Media Backgrounder [pdf]

History of Fair Housing, opens a new window

Housing Discrimination Under the Fair Housing Act, opens a new window

Board of Supervisors Resolutions

BOS Resolutions, opens a new window:

Meeting Date: November 22, 1960: Ordinance on Racial Discrimination (Page 1 of the minutes)
Outcome: The Ordinance was not passed with a 2 yes and 3 noes vote

Meeting Date: April 24, 1962: Ordinance Re Racial Discrimination (Page 16 of the minutes)
Outcome: The Ordinance was not passed and unanimously tabled

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