|CANCELLED The Great Black Migration and Cultural Exports to Illinois|
Event Type: Lectures|
Age Group(s): Adult
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
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From 1910-1970 more than three million African-Americans migrated from the South to states in the North, Midwest, and West to find economic opportunity. This population shift, which helped fuel the civil rights movement, also served as a pathway for cultural exportation. Focusing on the link between New Orleans and Chicago, this program will explore how the musicians and folkways of Louisiana influenced modern Chicago.
Denese Neu is a social scientist specializing in community development, social policy, and cultural resources. In addition to her work as an analyst, she is an adjunct professor, speaker, and author. Her publications include entries in the Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration and the book Chicago by the Pint: a Craft Beer History of the Windy City. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of New Orleans before making her own migration to Chicago.
Book sales and signing will follow the program.
Location: Elgin Room
Registration Ends: 2/7/2013 at 7:05 PM
Co-sponsored with AAUW.Status: Closed
We're sorry. The registration deadline was 2/7/2013 at 7:05 PM.