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Energy Never Dies

Afro-Optimism and Creativity in Chicago

Author: Ayana Contreras
Pub Date: November 2021

The undefeatable culture of Black Chicago, past and present   learn more...
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link to catalog page MUNGONS, Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry Author: Kevin Mungons and Douglas Yeo
Pub Date: June 2021

From tent revivals to radio and records with a gospel music innovator   learn more...
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link to catalog page KANTER, Chicago Católico

Chicago Católico

Making Catholic Parishes Mexican

Author: Deborah E. Kanter
Pub Date: February 2020

How churches transformed Mexican communities and an American city   learn more...
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link to catalog page ZIMMERMAN, Defending Their Own in the Cold

Defending Their Own in the Cold

The Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans

Author: Marc Zimmerman
Pub Date: Cloth: November 2011; Paper: September 2020

A visual and textual journey through the cultural contributions of Puerto Rican artists in the United States   learn more...
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link to catalog page WEST, Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

Popular Black History in Postwar America

Author: E. James West
Pub Date: February 2020

How Ebony educated African Americans about their own history   learn more...
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link to catalog page BROWN, The Heart of a Woman

The Heart of a Woman

The Life and Music of Florence B. Price

Author: Rae Linda Brown Edited and with a Foreword by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.
Pub Date: June 2020

An in-depth look at the music of the groundbreaking black woman composer   learn more...
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link to catalog page BILES, Mayor Harold Washington

Mayor Harold Washington

Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago

Author: Roger Biles
Pub Date: Cloth: June 2018; Paper: August 2020

The provocative new biography of the man who fought to transform a city   learn more...
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link to catalog page WEEMS, The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago

The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago

Anthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire

Author: Robert E. Weems Jr.
Pub Date: March 2020

The booms and busts of the celebrated African American entrepreneur   learn more...
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link to catalog page COURAGE, Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance

Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance

New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Author: Edited by Richard A. Courage and Christopher Robert Reed
Pub Date: April 2020

The origins and triumphs of an African American cultural vanguard   learn more...
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link to catalog page WHITEIS, Blues Legacy

Blues Legacy

Tradition and Innovation in Chicago

Author: David Whiteis
Pub Date: October 2019

Chicago blues artists performing against the backdrop of history   learn more...
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