Skokie after fair housing, 1968-1971
In the years following the passing of fair housing legislation in Skokie, racial tensions in the community were not immediately resolved. The Skokie Human Relations Commission (SHRC) continued to work towards improving civility and integration among Skokie's increasingly diverse population. Meanwhile, local news outlets focused on Skokie as something of a model for what an integrated and tolerant city could look like. For Black residents of Skokie, this tolerance was not universal.