"In the Shadow of Fort Dearborn"

  title={"In the Shadow of Fort Dearborn"},
  author={Christopher Robert Reed},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={398 - 413}
  • C. Reed
  • Published 1 June 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… 

White Cities, Diamond Zulus, and the African Contribution to Human Advancement: African Modernities and the World's Fairs

From the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries, representations of Africans at the world's fairs were often aligned with the colonial cultural logic of contrasting the savage Other with the civilized



History of Chicago

Annual report for 1927-1928. Chicago: Author. Crowd at dedication of De Saible cabin

  • Chicago: Author. Chicago Urban League
  • 1927

A History of Chicago

Property of Jean Baptiste Pointe De Saible. Mississippi Valley Historical Review

  • 1928

Information in regard to the proposed South Park housing project (CHA-WPA project 3612

  • Chicago Housing Authority
  • 1938

History of Chicago. Chicago: Author. Chicago City Council

  • Proceedings

Chicago: University of Chicago. Records of A Century of Progress

    The colored men 's professional and business directory

    • Negro Day" officials

    Property of Jean Baptiste Pointe De Saible

    • Mississippi Valley Historical Review, 15
    • 1928

    World's Fair Negro Day to show race progress

    • Pittsburgh Courier