The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women's Activism

The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women's Activism

Paperback - 2006
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Following on the heels of the Harlem Renaissance, the ChicagoRenaissance was a resonant flourishing of African American arts, literature, theatre, music, and intellectualism, from 1930 to 1955. AnneMeis Knupfer's The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women'sActivism demonstrates the complexity of black women's many vitalcontributions to this unique cultural flowering. The book examinesvarious groups of black female activists, including writers and actresses, social workers, artists, school teachers, and women's club members todocument the impact of social class, gender, nativity, educationalattainment, and professional affiliations on their activism. Together, these women worked to sponsor black history and literature, to protestovercrowded schools, and to act as a force for improved South Sidehousing and employment opportuniti
Publisher: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9780252030475
0252030478
9780252072932
0252072936
Characteristics: x, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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