Black women challenge oppression and organise for change a report of the 2nd Black Women and Housing Conference, London Borough of Lambeth. by Black Women and Housing Conference (2nd 1987 Lambeth)

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  • Lambeth (England). -- Directorate of Housing and Property Services.

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Cover title: Black Women and Housing Conference report, May 1987.

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Other titlesBlack Women and Housing Conference report, May 1987.
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Pagination78 p.
Number of Pages78
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