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Memoirs of Bronzeville

Robert Brazil

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Hardcover. 108 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 5.9in. x 0.7in.I have read many documents about the transition of young people, who have become successful after a transition, through dangerous neighborhoods. I never saw my neighborhood as dangerous, although it has been written about in Native Son, Quincy Jones biography Q, and many other books of repute. I had many role models and mentors in my neighborhood who were known world-wide, and my ventures were successful because of their diligence, and the close attention paid to my progress by some men who would normally be seen in society as anti-social. The Bronzeville area was developed during the first decades of the 20th century, this city-within-a-city was home to numerous nationally prominent, African-American-owned and operated businesses and cultural institutions. This district offered a commercial alternative to the race restrictions and indifference that characterized much of the city during the early part of the 20th century. Between 1910 and 1920, during the peak of the Great Migration, the population of the area increased dramatically when thousands of African-Americans fled the oppression of the south and immigrated to Chicago in search of industrial jobs. Further development of the area was halted by the onset of the Great Depression. Many famous people were associated with the development of the area including: Jesse Biga, banker; Anthony Overton, entrepreneur; Joseph Jordan, musician; Andrew Rube Foster, founder of the Negro National Baseball League; Ida B. Wells, a civil rights activist, journalist and organizer of the NAACP; Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman pilot; and Louis Armstrong, the legendary trumpet player and bandleader who performed at many of the areas night clubs. The name, Black Metropolis, became firmly established with the publication of a 1945 sociological study of the same title, in later years the area was referred to as Bronzeville, a term attributed to an editor at the Chicago Bee. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781420850482

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Title: Memoirs of Bronzeville

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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I have read many documents about the transition of young people, who have become successful after a transition, through dangerous neighborhoods. I never saw my neighborhood as dangerous, although it has been written about in Native Son, Quincy Jones' biography "Q", and many other books of repute. I had many role models and mentors in my neighborhood who were known world-wide, and my ventures were successful because of their diligence, and the close attention paid to my progress by some men who would normally be seen in society as anti-social. The Bronzeville area was developed during the first decades of the 20th century, this "city-within-a-city" was home to numerous nationally prominent, African-American-owned and operated businesses and cultural institutions. This district offered a commercial alternative to the race restrictions and indifference that characterized much of the city during the early part of the 20th century. Between 1910 and 1920, during the peak of the "Great Migration," the population of the area increased dramatically when thousands of African-Americans fled the oppression of the south and immigrated to Chicago in search of industrial jobs. Further development of the area was halted by the onset of the Great Depression. Many famous people were associated with the development of the area including: Jesse Biga, banker; Anthony Overton, entrepreneur; Joseph Jordan, musician; Andrew "Rube" Foster, founder of the Negro National Baseball League; Ida B. Wells, a civil rights activist, journalist and organizer of the NAACP; Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman pilot; and Louis Armstrong, the legendary trumpet player and bandleader who performed at many of the area's night clubs. The name, "Black Metropolis," became firmly established with the publication of a 1945 sociological study of the same title, in later years the area was referred to as "Bronzeville," a term attributed to an editor at the Chicago Bee.

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Dr. Robert D. Brazil was Principal of Francis Parker High School for three years, before beginning his tenure of sixteen years as principal of Sullivan High. He has worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Instructor at the National College of Education, and Northern Illinois University, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, and Director of the Paideia Institute of Hyde Park. Dr. Brazil received his degrees from Chicago Teachers College, De Paul University, and the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, with advanced graduate studies at Northwestern University, St. John''s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the University of Oxford, England. He is author of The Engineering of the Paideia Proposal 1988, and A Covenant for Change 1990, both published by the University of Illinois Press. His latest work, Beyond This place, There be Dragons, 2000, described the Paideia approach to learning in schools on probation. The foreword was written by Chicago Public School C.E.O., Paul Vallas.

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