Black History:  Special Delivery!!

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An African American and Caucasian girl reading a sign in the integrated Long Island community of Lakeview, New York in 1962. It reads,

Negroes! This community could become another ghetto. You owe it to your ‘family’ to buy in another community.”

The goal of the signage was to keep the number of African Americans in the integrated community from exceeding the number of whites in the community.