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POLIT/AFCNA 234 Black Metropolis: From MLK to Obama: Music, Culture, Art, Religion

Literary and Journalist Voices


The Way of Life of the Northern Negro, Chicago: Wayne Miller photographs of the Black Metropolis during the 1940s at the Mount Holyoke Art Museum. 

Chicago's South Side"The everyday lives of the African-American community in Chicago’s South Side captured by Wayne Miller in a historic photoessay."

Blvck Vrchives: "The photo-essays featured on Blvck Vrchives is a curation of visual, audio, and written narratives from across the internet and through permission of public & private archives."




Public History

Additional Resources

 Ebony Archives: Digital archive of Ebony Magazines (1950-2000). 

JET Magazine Archives: Digital archive of JET Magazines (1950-2005). 

Black World/Negro Digest: Digital archive of Negro Digest (1960-1970). 

Queer Bronzeville: "The history of African American gays and lesbians on Chicago's South Side."

Center for Black Music Research: "The Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) is an independent research unit of Columbia College Chicago devoted to documentation, research, preservation, and dissemination of information about the history and current expressions of black music on a global scale."

South Side Home Movies Project: "The South Side Home Movie Project (SSHMP) is a five-part initiative to collect, preserve, digitize, exhibit, and research home movies made by residents of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. We aim to build an alternative, accessible visual record, filling gaps in existing written and visual histories, and ensuring that the diverse experiences and perspectives of South Siders will be available to larger audiences and to future generations." 


MHC Accessibility Barriers Form