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New Book Highlights Important African American Women In Chicago History

A new book maps out where more than three dozen black women arrived and lived in Chicago during the late 19th and early 20th century, and the work they did that transformed lives for African-Americans in the city. 

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Essence McDowell, organizer and author of Lifting as they Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago’s South Side – A Self-Guided Tour

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