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South Side Girls: Growing Up in The Great Migration
The UIC Social Justice Initiative, African American Studies and Gender & Women's Studies invite you to a book talk with Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Georgetown University.
In South Side Girls, Marcia Chatelain recasts Chicago's Great Migration through the lens of black girls. Focusing on the years between 1910 and 1940, when Chicago's black population quintupled, Chatelain describes how Chicago's black social scientists, urban reformers, journalists and activists formulated a vulnerable image of urban black girlhood that needed protecting. In the text, she argues that the construction and meaning of black girlhood shifted in response to major economic, social, and cultural changes and crises, that reflected parents' and community leaders' anxieties about urbanization and its meaning for racial progress.
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The Social Justice Initiative at UIC
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