Eleanor Roosevelt Visits Deerfield
While the case for housing integration in Deerfield made its way through the federal and state court system, many influential figures spoke out about the Deerfield integration case. Eleanor Roosevelt notably visited Deerfield to encourage those fighting for integration in the courts.
"Integration in housing in the north is the first step in gaining unconscious recognition that there is no difference in our people. Don't believe that persons all over the world do not know about the Deerfield case. Our communications are much too good to cover up anything."