TODAY IN HISTORY: November 20, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 11063, which “prohibits discrimination in the sale, leasing, rental, or other disposition of properties and facilities owned or operated by the federal government or provided with federal funds.” The order banned segregation in federally funded housing, though it was left up to the states to enforce.
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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.