* Fate Of Historic Housing Project Addressed ~ Sacramento Observer
In The News ~ Saving New Helvetia
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In The News
Featured here are videos, internet links and articles all pertaining to “Saving New Helvetia.”
Videos* Dr. Jesus Hernandez ~ New Helvetia Interview
* August 25, 2020 ~ Kevin Carter ~ Poor People’s Campaign
* August 24, 2020 ~ Former Mayor Heather Fargo ~ New Helvetia
* August 24, 2020 ~ Former NFL Player Malcolm Floyd grew up in the New Helvetia Housing Project ~ the City renamed the local elementary school after his mom
* August 24, 2020 ~ Amreet Sandhu ~ why preserve New Helvetia
* August 24, 2020 ~ Residents of New Helvetia Speak
* August 24, 2020 ~ Interview with Barry Accius
* NBC News ~ August 4, 2020 ~ Racism in fine print: how old housing policies impact non-white communities
* Fox 40 News ~ July 22, 2020 ~ Demolition of New Helvetia would be a loss for the black community
* National Register of Historical Places Program ~ New Helvetia was added to this list April 4th 2014. There are (4) areas of qualifications. New Helvetia met (3) of them. New Helvetia represents an important local attempt to improve the housing conditions of African Americans, & in the area of Ethnic Heritage is associated with the career of Nathaniel Colley, the first African American attorney in Sacramento.
* Land Park News ~ August 13th article ~ Historic New Helvetia housing’s future in question ~ Site is nationallyn recognized in civil rights history.
* Original Copy of Letter sent to JFK from the Sacramento Committee for Fair Housing ~ (Page 1 of 2), 10/8/1962
* Page 2 ~ Copy of Letter sent to JFK from the Sacramento Committee for Fair Housing
Fox 40 Facebook Post
In the 1950s, Nathaniel Colley, Sacramento’s first practicing African American attorney, successfully fought in court for the desegregation of New Helvetia, Sacramento’s oldest public housing project.
In The News ~ a place to showcase the latest happenings in the quest to Save New Helvetia.
African History Month
Tuskegee alum Nathaniel Sextus Colley Sr., the first African American attorney in Sacramento and the first African American to be appointed to the California State Board of Education. Active in the NAACP, he was instrumental in eliminating bias in federal housing regulations
Sharing with you historical informaton about New Helvetia
The Sacramento Observer
KVIE documentary features local Civil Rights Activists Nat Colley. The documentary examines the life of Sacramento’s first practicing African American attorney, who spent 50 years shaping the course of American history.
Informaton here is continually updated ~ “In The News” is a place to showcase current happenings.