African Americans in Glencoe: The Little Migration

African Americans in Glencoe: The Little Migration

by Robert A. Sideman


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ISBN-13: 9781596298149
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Robert Sideman, a 30-year Glencoe resident, received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University. Sideman has been a member of several historical groups and historic preservation organizations, including the Glencoe Historical Society. He presented his paper "A Time of Promise: African Americans in Chicago 1865-1885" at the 2007 Conference on Illinois History. He has also presented testimony before the Chicago City Council and the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. While his educational background is in law, he has also taught at the preservation program of The School of The Art Institute and edited a newsletter on Chicago architecture and history. Sideman has conducted tours for groups including Landmarks Illinois, the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Glencoe Historical Society on African Americans in Glencoe.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 11

Part I "There Is No Suburb Like Glencoe" 15

Part II "Then Everyone Was Your Father, Everyone Your Mother" Wilson Rankin Nancy King 27

Part III "No One Was Ever More Devoted to the Cause of Racial Justice" 53

Part IV "Why Don't They Let Us Fly Planes and Run Ships..." Frank E. Sublett 67

Part V "Where Are All the Black People?" Charles R. Thomas Janet Williams Jennifer Bluford Carol Hendrix Lun Ye Crim Barefield Morris Barefield James O. Webb 81

Notes 119

About the Author 127

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