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Creating a Unified Business Elite

Joel Rast

in The Origins of the Dual City: Housing, Race, and Redevelopment in Twentieth-Century Chicago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661445
eISBN:
9780226661612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661612.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the origins of the Chicago Central Area Committee, an organization created in 1956 to provide a unified voice for the downtown corporate community in civic affairs. Prior to ... More


Sharing Knowledge, Practicing Democracy: A Vision for the Twenty-First-Century University

Seth Moglen

in Education, Justice, and Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012629
eISBN:
9780226012933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter discusses the university as a site for strategic pursuit of the ideals of education, justice, and democracy. It describes a democratic university–community collaboration effort—the South ... More


South Side Music Scene

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Sonny Blount arrived in Chicago in 1946. This chapter examines his initial years in the city, where musical work in different circumstances—show-club arranging with Fletcher Henderson at the Club ... More


Utopian Chicago

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the mid-1950s Sun Ra and his colleague Alton Abraham sought to invent a musical and cultural enterprise that could lead the world toward a different future. This chapter examines the range of ... More


African Space

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During his final years in Chicago, Sun Ra fully took on the role of leader of a musical collective exploring other worlds—utopian spaces where ancient and future, home and abroad, might creatively ... More


From Black Belt to Bronzeville

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/9780252037825.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter traces the complex interplay of race, geography, and cultural criticism that permeated the Renaissance as a whole. Beginning with the categorization of the neighborhood as the Black Belt ... 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


Chicago’s Native Son: Charles White and the Laboring of the Black Renaissance

Erik S. Gellman

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/9780252037023.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the early career of Chicago-born painter Charles White, and argues that the artistic production of young black artists became intricately intertwined with protest politics ... 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


Area Congregations in the City

Paul D. Numrich and Elfriede Wedam

in Religion and Community in the New Urban America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199386840
eISBN:
9780199386871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386840.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 brings together three very different area congregations in very different locations in the city of Chicago. New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church is situated in the middle of Chicago’s ... More


Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History, 1904-1930

William Howland Kenney

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092608
eISBN:
9780199853168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092608.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers a wide-ranging look at jazz in the Windy City, revealing how Chicago became the major centre for jazz in the 1920s, one of the most vital periods in the history of the music. It ... More


Wonder Inn, 1960

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Sun Ra and the Arkestra appeared semiregularly at the Wonder Inn between summer 1960 and early 1961—among the group’s last extended engagements before leaving Chicago. This chapter examines one of ... 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


South Lake Shore Drive and Bridging the River

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

in Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of Lake Shore Drive on the South Side, including how it became one with its counterpart on the North Side. The chapter argues that the idea of south Lake Shore Drive, in ... More


Houses

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0019
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the rent strikes staged by Illinois Negroes with the help of Unemployed Councils in the early years of the Great Depression to resist evictions from the Chicago South Side. ... More


Horace Cayton: No Road Home

David T. Bailey

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/9780252037023.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter situates the black intellectual Horace Cayton into the vibrant community of Chicago's South Side during the Depression and World War II era. It details the research projects undertaken ... More


Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

William Sites

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The emergence of Sun Ra and his Arkestra in 1950s Chicago is seen today as a foundational moment for Afrofuturist modes of cultural expression. Sun Ra's Chicago investigates how the bandleader's ... More


“You Just Can’t Keep the Music Unless You Move with It”: The Great Migration and the Black Cultural Politics of Jazz in New Orleans and Chicago

Charles Lester

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0014
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the development of jazz within the context of the Great Migration and the New Negro aesthetic by focusing on the political activism of black musicians in New Orleans and ... More


The Sexual Organization of the City

Edward O. Laumann, Stephen Ellingson, Jenna Mahay, Anthony Paik, and Yoosik Youm (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470313
eISBN:
9780226470337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470337.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

We think of the city as a place where anything goes. Take the sensational fantasies and lurid antics of single women on Sex and the City or young men on Queer as Folk, and you might imagine the city ... More


Jule Styne: Born: December 31, 1905, London, England Born: December 31, 1905, London, England Died: September 20, 1994, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Jule Styne. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, but also gives data and song information. Styne was born in the slums of London, son of a ... More


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