Publication is the result of collaboration between Prof. Shelton and undergraduate researchers

In the most recent issue of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review (Winter/Spring 2019), Professor Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) and UW-Green Bay alumni Greg Lutz ’17 (History) and Joseph Taylor ’17 (History) published an article entitled “Civil Rights in Titletown: Green Bay’s Open Housing Ordinance in 1968.”  The article emerged from Shelton’s Senior Seminar in History in Fall 2016 and an independent research study completed by Lutz and Taylor in Spring 2017.  The article draws on primary source research to tell the story of Green Bay’s open housing ordinance in 1968. Green Bay civil rights activists (including UW-Green Bay Center students), were integral in getting the City Council to legally end housing discrimination in the city. The article situates the effort in the wider story of civil rights activism in Wisconsin and the rest of the U.S. Both students are now in graduate school.

“A peer-reviewed article that is co-authored by a faculty member and undergraduate students is a rarity, but especially so in the humanities field, when most peer-reviewed authors are authored by one person,” Shelton said.

In the photo, from left to right, Greg Lutz, Jon Shelton, Joseph Taylor. Listen to the related podcast.


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