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CANCELLED The Great Black Migration and Cultural Exports to Illinois

Event Type: Lectures
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 2/7/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 "This program will be rescheduled. Stay tuned."
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.

Please register.
Library: Gail Borden Public Library    Map
Location: Elgin Room
Registration Ends: 2/7/2013 at 7:05 PM
Other Information:
 Co-sponsored with AAUW.
Status: Closed


We're sorry. The registration deadline was 2/7/2013 at 7:05 PM.