Inside Our January/February Issue
Story of the Week
With the historic election of President Barack Obama, some might say that Chicago has come full circle. The city that represented hope for 50,000 disenfranchised black southerners between 1916 and 1920 (more than 500,000 before the Great Migration ended in 1970) has now served as the political cradle for America's first black president. Today, as tour guides in the city add "Obama stops" to their itineraries, it's clear that Chicago is proud of its African American heritage.
Nevertheless, as in other large urban areas, many of Chicago's African American sites have been scraped from existence by bulldozers in the name of progress. Read More
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