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* Fate Of Historic Housing Project Addressed ~ Sacramento Observer

In The News ~ Saving New Helvetia

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* 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.  

Articles

* 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 

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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.

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