New Photo Book Captures Moments Of Black Joy During Chicago Summer Protests

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Demonstrators dance during the "Cops Out CPS" protest in front of Chicago Board of Education member Dwayne Truss's home in the North Austin neighborhood, Aug. 21, 2020. Vashon Jordan Jr.
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Demonstrators dance during the "Cops Out CPS" protest in front of Chicago Board of Education member Dwayne Truss's home in the North Austin neighborhood, Aug. 21, 2020. Vashon Jordan Jr.

New Photo Book Captures Moments Of Black Joy During Chicago Summer Protests

After covering 35 demonstrations in Chicago this summer, Columbia College senior and photographer Vashon Jordan Jr. said it was time “to tell our own stories.” While much of the news coverage focused on looting and conflict, Jordan’s new book centers the summer of protests around Black resistance and joy.

GUEST: Vashon Jordan, Jr., photographer, college senior and author of Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution

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Demonstrators dance during the March For US 2020 - Million Man March, Chicago on Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, in the South Loop neighborhood. Vashon Jordan Jr.
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Diners continue eating as demonstrators conclude a 20-minute break to dance and chant about gentrification in the Logan Square neighborhood, August 4, 2020. Vashon Jordan Jr.
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Demonstrators cheer and raise their fists and signs after the Swag Surf dance in the Loop neighborhood. June 19, 2020. Vashon Jordan Jr.