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Its Way.

Southside Economic Development Project

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Bud Billiken & the People of Chicago

Since 1929, the Bud Billiken Day Parade and Picnic has been a central part of the Chicago African-American community’s summer. Learn more about the parade’s history and organization with this history, which was provided by the parade’s organizers. The first … Continue reading

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Black Colleges Face Hard Choices On $25M Koch Gift

America’s black colleges are struggling for funds….& the Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters….hmmmm… Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro College Fund from the conservative Koch brothers, which has pitted the needs of black students … Continue reading

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One Way 2 Stop.

  Southside Economic Development Project

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Chicago & the Great Migration.

At the turn of the century, southern states succeeded in passing new constitutions and laws that disfranchised most blacks and many poor whites. Deprived of the right to vote, they could not sit on juries or run for office. They … Continue reading

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LeVar Burton Helps Raise $1Million on Kickstarter for “Reading Rainbow” Reboot

LeVar Burton, host of the children’s educational program Reading Rainbow, started a Kickstarter campaign yesterday with colleagues to create an interactive online version of the reading program for kids everywhere and to help schools in need. The goal of $1 … Continue reading

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Landmark #1 – The DuSable Museum

Located in Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side, the DuSable Museum of African American History was the first museum in the United States dedicated solely to the history and culture of African Americans. Founded in 1961 by prominent Chicagoans, DuSable … Continue reading

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