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The Black Chicago Renaissance

Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr.


Beginning in the 1930s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that lasted into the 1950s and rivaled the cultural outpouring of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. This book analyzes this prolific period of African American creativity in music, performance art, social science scholarship, and visual and literary artistic expression. Unlike Harlem, Chicago was an urban industrial center that gave a unique working-class and internationalist perspective to the cultural work being done in Chicago. The chapters discuss the forces that distinguished the Black Chicago Renaissance from the ... More

Keywords: Black Chicago Renaissance, cultural renaissance, African American creativity, African American music, performance art, social science scholarship, artistic expression, Harlem Renaissance, black culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037023
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darlene Clark Hine, editor

John McCluskey Jr., editor
Indiana University

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