This story originally aired on Feb. 11, 2017.
In 1950s Tacoma, Harold Moss and his wife Willibelle faced racism in the search for a home.
“You learned that when you called a white realtor, you had to use your white voice, and if you sounded black, you weren’t going to get anywhere,” said Moss.
The couple owned a plot of land on which they intended to build a house, but banks refused to give him a mortgage and contractors refused to build. They decided to keep the land and buy a house instead.