An Answer from Akron tells a unique story about a group of young African American men who, at the height of the Civil Rights movement, were in the right place to answer a call for help. The place is Akron, Ohio whose history includes Sojourner Truth's delivering her historic "Ain't I a Woman" speech and John Brown's headquarters for many of his anti-slavery campaigns. Building upon these and other such historical milestones, members of the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha became the first black organization... [see more] to receive Federal funding for affordable housing. These men provided homes for their friends and families who had been displaced by an aggressive urban renewal program. This achievement is historic not only because it was the first of its kind, but because it also represents a successful case study in affordable housing still in operation today more than fifty years later.