December 1, 2014 - 8:50am
CNY Fair Housing conducted targeted investigations to verify complaints about denied housing in the SU neighborhood area.

When you think of discrimination, housing inequality is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, according to a recent study done by CNY Fair Housing, it’s an issue that’s becoming more prevalent right in our backyard.

After many families with children complained about being denied housing in the Syracuse University neighborhood, the nonprofit organization conducted targeted investigations to verify what it was hearing.

April 9, 2010 - 6:43pm
More than 300 civil-rights activists were arrested in Jackson, Miss., in 1961 for defying segregation. Their mug shots, including Syracuse resident Rev. LeRoy Wright, were on display at the ArtRage gallery.

The Rev. LeRoy Glenn Wright was too determined to fight racism in Mississippi to be afraid of it when he boarded a bus in 1961 at age 19 to challenge racist Jim Crow laws in the state. 

“I was young. At 19 you’re young and foolish,” said Wright who has lived in Syracuse for 47 years. “You think you’re invincible. I don’t think I had any fear at that time.”

Wright, 68, was among more than 300 Freedom Riders arrested and convicted on a breach of peace charge in Jackson, Miss. for defying segregation.