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Migration, Sounds, and the History of Chicago Blues

Author: Santiago De Zubiría Program of Study: Master of Public Policy (MPP), Harris School of Public Policy (HAR) Description: In this episode, Santiago talks about the Chicago Blues and how exploring its history can help us to understand the relationship between migration and music. During the Great Migration caused by segregation, poor conditions, and the Jim Crow laws, African-American...
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Chicago Blues: From Immigration to Urban Development

Author: Haozhe Zhang Program of Study: PhD in Molecular Engineering, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) Description: Chicago Blues is a typical music style originated from Great Migration and growing with city. The style of Chicago Blues is undividable from Chicago City and its history. Exploring Chicago Blues with me, and having a new insight about this unique music...
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Maxwell Street: A History of Racial and Cultural Integration

Author: Albus Gao Program of Study: Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS), Division of the Social Sciences (SSD) I have been a blues fan for years. It didn’t take long before I discovered that Chicago is essentially the birthplace of urban blues in postwar America. When I was browsing through the list of legendary blues artists...
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