Restrictive Covenants, Racial Repair, Reconciled Community
Racially Restrictive Covenants, written before the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, permeated neighborhood agreements and deeds of sale in Ozaukee County, included the explicit prevention of any race other than Caucasian from living on those properties. Bridge the Divide acknowledges how this "de jure" segregation carved out the suburbs, but we do not advocate erasing our history, no matter how painful and ugly. We instead invite you to partner with us in formally denouncing the hatred that accompanied such actions.
SINGER'S LANDSCAPE ACRES
"No race or nationality other than those for whom the premises are intended shall use or occupy any building on any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by Owners or tenants." AUGUST 1938
"No race other than the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or any lot in said subdivision; however, this covenant shall not prevent the occupancy of domestic servants of a different race employed by an owner or tenant."