Media Coverage of Cardinal Lawrence Shehan’s testimony in support of fair housing

During a January 1966 hearing before the Baltimore City Council, Cardinal Lawrence Shehan testified in support of a fair housing bill. His appearance provoked boos and jeers from some in the audience. Others applauded his efforts.

Click on the links below to read media accounts of the historic moment.  Watch news coverage from 1966 below.

Footage of Cardinal Shehan’s open housing testimony uncovered


Baltimore Sun

Catholic News Service

Catholic Review




Catholic Review Staff

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.