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Revisiting Bronzeville: Is Chicago’s Black Renaissance at Dawn or Dusk?

Author: Weiqi Wang Program of Study: Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) Concentration in Economics   />When I was virtually exploring the neighborhoods of Chicago, a sculpture named “Monument to the Great North Migration” grabbed my attention. Accomplished by sculptor Alison Saar, this monument is a self-evident attestation of a legendary historical event: the Great Migration,...
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To Kill A Neighborhood: Urban Transport Policies and the Decline of Bronzeville

Author: Alvin Ulido Lumbanraja Program of Study: SSD MAPSS (MA Program in the Social Sciences)   Before Bronzeville gained notoriety in recent decades as a low-income, high-crime, and depopulated neighborhood, it used to be a thriving hub of the African-American community during the early to mid-20th century. Thousands of African-Americans who migrated north to escape the harsh oppressions of...
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