Join Dr. Chris Stacey for our "Topics in Chicago History" virtual lecture and discussion series on Zoom.
Topic #2: Wednesday, June 3rd, 6:30pm - Chicago's Black Metropolis 1922-1935
This lecture is open to all members of the Chicago Columbia alumni community. All participants will be unmuted throughout the evening's presentation so we can engage in maximum participation on the topic. All registrants are sent a study guide and a selected set of materials to prepare for the topic. The format is 50 minutes of lecture with Q & A followed by 50 minutes of discussion.
Topic Preview: Chicago’s Black Metropolis represents a time when the African American community in Chicago decided to overcome white racism and institutionalized segregation by building a “city within a city” – a rationally structured separate economic and social system. The Black Metropolis was responsible for the creation of national trends in culture; especially in music, art and literature. Topics covered for this evening include the Chicago’s New Negro Ethos, The Quest for Economic and Cultural Autonomy, The Old Settler World in the Black Metropolis, The New Settler World in the Black Metropolis, Chicago’s Policy Kings, Difference in Worship Communities in the Black Metropolis.
Date: Wednesday, June 3
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Zoom: Link for Zoom and topic materials sent to all registrants