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Linda Gartz's 'Redlined' Examines White Flight in 1960s Chicago

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In 1960s Chicago, white families were abandoning the city’s West Side as more and more African American families moved in. One family stayed, choosing to remain in their integrated neighborhood. The new book Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago follows the story of author Linda Gartz’s family, living and working in West Garfield Park before, during and after the white flight of the 1960s and during the Civil Rights Era. The story is pieced together and told through Gartz’s own experiences as well as boxes of letters and journals she found after her parents’ deaths. Gartz stops by the Morning Shift to talk about her new book.


Linda Gartz, author of Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago

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