Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohio Subdivision For WWII Black Vets Gets Historical Listing
A central Ohio subdivision built for and marketed exclusively to returning black veterans of World War II has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The application for the Hanford Village Carver Addition noted its role in the history of segregation, federal housing policy and urban development.
The creation of the neighborhood in the 1940s was seen as a way to ease housing shortages for returning black veterans. Some whites opposed to any expansion of black housing were against the development, while some civil rights groups also opposed it, fearing it would lead to further segregation.
Developers built 146 of the five-room bungalows available for a $500 down payment. About half of them remain today.
The National Park Service announced the register listing last week.