Better Homes of South Bend
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In 1950, a group of African American workers at the Studebaker factory in South Bend met in secret. Their mission was to build homes away from the factories and slums where they were forced to live. They came from the South to make a better life for themselves and their children, but they found Jim Crow in the North as well. The meeting gave birth to Better Homes of South Bend, and a triumph against the entrenched racism of the times took all their courage, intelligence, and perseverance. Author Gabrielle Robinson tells the story of their struggle and provides an intimate glimpse into a part of history that is all too often forgotten. 143 pages.