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Harold Washington: Black Power and the Resilience of Liberalism

Jeffrey Helgeson

in Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that the long tradition of neighborhood-based politics – and the race-conscious, pragmatic, liberal political culture black Chicagoans had created – had its best moment in the ... More


Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Jeffrey Helgeson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1983, black Chicagoans elected Harold Washington as the city’s first black mayor. In the process, they overthrew the white Democratic machine and its regime of “plantation politics.” This book ... More


Policing Interracial Sex: Mapping Black Male Location in Chicago during the Progressive Era

Rashad Shabazz

in Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039645
eISBN:
9780252097737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039645.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how carceral power became a permanent fixture in Black Chicago during the Progressive Era. It documents the rise of policing in the Black Belt and shows how carceral power ... More


African American Cultural Expression in Chicago before the Renaissance: The Performing, Visual, and Literary Arts, 1893–1933

Christopher Robert Reed

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the local historical context of the Black Chicago Renaissance. It discusses the existence of a layered class structure within the black community, and underscores the importance ... More


Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037825
eISBN:
9780252095108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037825.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines the flowering of African American creativity, activism, and scholarship in the South Side Chicago district known as Bronzeville during the period between the Harlem Renaissance in ... More


The Black Chicago Renaissance

Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Beginning in the 1930s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that lasted into the 1950s and rivaled the cultural outpouring of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. This book analyzes this ... More


Policy, Creativity, and Bronzeville’s Dreams

Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

in Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037825
eISBN:
9780252095108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037825.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter looks at the many spheres of policy gambling, a game that rose to prominence between 1908 and 1955. It understands policy as performance art, as informing black cultural production ... More


“Who Are You America but Me?”: The American Negro Exposition, 1940

Jeffrey Helgeson

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the 1940 American Negro Exposition in Chicago, the first black-organized world's fair that sought to showcase African American artists on a national stage. It delineates the ... More


The South Side Community Art Center and South Side Writers Group

Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

in Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037825
eISBN:
9780252095108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037825.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the South Side Community Art Center and the South Side Writers' Group that predate the fame of Richard Wright and Gwendolyn Brooks. As pillars of the Bronzeville's community, ... More


The Dialectics of Placelessness and Boundedness in Richard Wright’s and Gwendolyn Brooks’s Fictions: Crafting the Chicago Black Renaissance’s Literary Landscape

Elizabeth Schlabach

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter talks about how Richard Wright and Gwendolyn Brooks, perhaps the two most famous literary figures of the Black Chicago Renaissance, shared a common struggle to discern a new black ... More


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