"In the Shadow of Fort Dearborn"

  title={"In the Shadow of Fort Dearborn"},
  author={C. Reed},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={398 - 413}
  • C. Reed
  • Published 1991
  • History
  • Journal of Black Studies
Perhaps one of the most frustrating experiences confronting persons of African descent in the United States involves gaining recognition of their achievements and contributions to American life. In Chicago, Illinois, the nation's third largest metropolis and both locus and model for African-American advancement in politics, business, and culture for decades, the challenge assumed the proportion of a crusade during the Great Depression. The issue at hand in the 1930s was how to win recognition… Expand
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    Reed is Associate Professor of History and Director of the African and African American Studies program at Roosevelt University-Chicago
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