History of Black Chicago

5:00 pm, Sunday, May 23, 2010

Location: meet up in tearoom, move to Ryerson

Lecture by Alla Hoffman

Abstract:

I’ll run through the history of the African-American experience of the city of Chicago, starting with the Great Migration and ending with the crumbling of the civil rights movement (possibly with the ’80s epilogue if there’s time). I’m going to focus mainly on the period from 1940-1970, specifically on organized crime, civil rights, and the places where they blurred into each other.

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