An Autobiography of Black Chicago

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Few were more qualified than Dempsey Travis to write the history of African Americans in Chicago, and none would be able to do it with the same command of firsthand sources. This seminal paperback reissue, An Autobiography of Black Chicago, emulates the best works of Studs Terkel – portraying the African American Chicago community through the personal experiences of Dempsey Travis, his family, and his fellow Chicagoans. Through his family’s and his own experiences, plus those of the book’s numerous well-respected contributors, Travis tells a comprehensive, intimate story of African Americans in Chicago. Starting with John Baptiste Point du Sable, who was the first non-Native American to settle on the mouth of the Chicago River, and ending with Travis’s successes providing equal housing opportunities for Chicago African Americans, An Autobiography of Black Chicago acquaints the reader with the city’s most prominent African American figures – told through their own words.

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Weight0.7 lbs
Dimensions9.0 × 6.0 × 0.5 in
Book Author

Date Published

February 11, 2014

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

400

Publisher

Agate Bolden

Year Published

2014

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