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Winthrop Family and Black Resilience on the North Side of Chicago

“My grandmother said we looked like flies in buttermilk,” said Sharon Giles, describing her experience of living as an African American on the north side of Chicago, surrounded by a sea of whiteness. While segregation of African Americans on the south side of Chicago, through racially restrictive covenants and redlining, is well-known and has been […]