The Wilmette Human Relations Committee was a grassroots organization formed by Wilmette residents in 1963 to abolish racial and religious discrimination and intolerance in the community. Their work extended into many areas, including petitioning the schools to hire racially diverse faculty, contacting legislators to support civil rights legislation, and working with homesellers and homebuyers in the community to facilitate sales to Black families. They placed this ad in an effort to reach out to the wider community, letting them know that there was support for a diverse community among its residents.
Source: Wilmette Life, March 5, 1964
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