Morris Milgram papers

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Title

Morris Milgram papers

Subject

Discrimination in housing
Race discrimination
Segregation

Description

A social activist and civil rights trailblazer, Morris Milgram believed firmly in the possibility of racial harmony and based his efforts in the assumption that blacks should have the same access to housing as whites. Probably the biggest obstacle to the achievement of his goals was the difficulty in obtaining financing for his plans; Milgram was frequently rejected by banks and other financial institutions he approached for investment and venture capital. He finally found an investor and associate in George Otto, a Quaker attracted to Milgram’s social activism and ideas. Otto helped Milgram elaborate a sound investment plan and together they secured the necessary funds to buy a tract of land in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and developed Concord Park, their first project of integrated housing.

Creator

Milgram, Morris, 1916- 1997

Source

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Date

1923-1994

Identifier

Morris Milgram papers (Collection 2176), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Citation

Milgram, Morris, 1916- 1997, “Morris Milgram papers,” Historical Resistance Collections in Greater Philadelphia, accessed July 11, 2020, http://resistance.pacscl.org/collections/items/show/76.

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