Charting the History of Racial Violence in Chicago

Michelle Duster
Oct 22, 2019 - 5:00
Racial Violence in Chicago

Chicago is known for many things, including its skyscrapers, creative architecture, beautiful lakefront, extreme weather, cultural institutions, and musics. Long viewed as one of the most segregated cities in the country, Chicago’s contemporary realities were shaped by its contentious past and the deliberate policies instituted after the devastating 1919 Race Riots during what observers have termed “The Red Summer.” Many people today know little about the widespread racial violence during that summer, but historian...

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