It’s the start of a new semester and we have many new books at the Prairie State College Library to start off the term right. One great book worth highlighting is The Rise of Chicago’s Black Metropolis 1920-1929 by Christopher Robert Reed. Writing about the the Roaring Twenties, Reed discusses how the great migration of African Americans from the southern U.S. greatly affected the Chicago Metropolitan era. According to Reed, while the 1920’s Jim Crow era was a tremendous obstacle for African-Americans, in Chicago they were able to mobilize their burgeoning numbers and seize control of black politics, black business, and black life. As we prepare to celebrate Black History Month in February, this is an worthwhile story of black history in the Chicago area.
You can find this and any of the titles below on the NEW BOOK DISPLAY at the Prairie State College Library.