This book is not just a memoir but a reflection of Chicago’s past including historical data that led to the author’s experiences as an African American child growing up on the South Side of Chicago. It encompasses the 1893 Chicago World Columbian Exposition, the 1919 Bronzeville Riot, the Civil Rights Movement, Black Nationalism and much more…. The author takes the reader through the Woodlawn, Hyde Park and Chatham communities breaking through racial barrier and restrictive covenants. However, despite it all the 1950's and 1960's was seen as a fun and exciting time. The sense of family and community prevailed by providing the resources and support that was needed to sustain any adversity that may had existed.
|Publisher:||Becslie Publishing Company|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||670 KB|
About the Author
Dr.. Best is an educator and married with three children. She is an advocate for family and community empowerment and writing has always been her passion. Dr. Best has written several non-fiction books. Her most recent book Silhouettes of the Past is written not only to share her personal experiences but to inspire families and communities. Dr. Best remains true through her writings to uphold to her mission and passion to empower, motivate, inspire, and inform readers of all ages.