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- DescriptionOral history of the first order, Bridges of Memory lets us hear the voices of those who left social, political, and ecomic oppression for political freedom and opportunity such as they'd never kwn - and for new forms of prejudice and segregation. These children and grandchildren of ex-slaves found work in the stockyards and steel mills of Chicago, settled and started small businesses in the Black Belt on the South Side, and brought forth the jazz, blues, and gospel that the city is w kwn for. Historian Timuel D. Black Jr., himself the son of first-generation migrants to Chicago, interviews a wide cross-section of African Americans whose remarks and reflections touch on issues ranging from fascism to Jim Crow segregation to the origin of the blues. Their recollections comprise a vivid record of a neighborhood, a city, a society, and a people undergoing dramatic and unprecedented changes.
- Author BiographyTimuel D. Black, Jr. is a prominent civil rights activist, noted jazz historian, and professor emeritus of social sciences at the City Colleges of Chicago. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he moved to Chicago as a baby, and has lived here since. He holds a B.A. from Roosevelt University and a master's degree from the University of Chicago.
- Author(s)Timuel D. Black
- PublisherNorthwestern University Press
- Date of Publication31/03/2005
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationEvanston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNorthwestern University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight1116 g
- Width178 mm
- Height255 mm
- Spine34 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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