Exploring the historic connection between Chicago and Libya

April 5, 2011

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In her new book, Natalie Moore explores the local connections to Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi.

On April 5, 1986, Libyan agents bombed a Berlin disco frequented by U.S. soldiers. Two Americans were killed and more than 50 servicemen were injured. Several days later President Ronald Reagan ordered a series of airstrikes on Libya.

The U.S. has a long and complex history with Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi. But what's not well known is the connection between Chicago and Libya.

WBEZ’s Natalie Moore wrote about Chicago’s connection to Libya in her new book, The Almighty Black P. Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of An American Gang. She joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk about it.

On April 14, Moore and co-author Lance Williams will discuss the book at Roosevelt University Library.