"In the Shadow of Fort Dearborn"

@article{Reed1991InTS,
  title={"In the Shadow of Fort Dearborn"},
  author={Christopher Robert Reed},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  year={1991},
  volume={21},
  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… 

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