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Dream Dancers • Vol Two • 2018 By Spencer Jourdain
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Journey to the Promised Land tracks three generations of a black Georgia family through slavery, emancipation, black Reconstruction, the restoration of white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow in... More > the “New South.” After the Civil War, the United States Congress set in motion an ambitious Southern Reconstruction plan for black advancement toward political and economic equality. However, the South still harbored an illusory vision called “The Lost Cause” of a happy pre-War society made prosperous by black slave labor. In Georgia, a majority of white citizens in 1872 used their control of the voting process and constant guerrilla terror campaigns against the new black citizens to achieve sweeping state political victories. The newly emancipated black population aided by white Southerners derisively called “scalawags” battled determinedly back. Journey to the Promised Land tells this story.< Less
Edwin B. Jourdain, Jr: The Emergence of Black Political Power in Evanston, Illinois, 1931–1947 By Sherman Beverly Jr
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Evanston, Illinois witnessed a great influx of southern Blacks between 1920 and 1930. Like Chicago, Evanston was confronted with a problem—controlling the residential activities of an enlarged... More > black population. Both municipalities, without formal legal sanction for their efforts, endorsed racial segregation as a solution. Evanston’s new black segregated section was at that time the least attractive part of town. The many frustrations of the 1920s, coupled with Jim Crow policies, a new awareness had developed and the facilities that existed for Blacks attested to, angered the community into action. As a result of this new consciousness, the Black community turned to one relatively new-comer, Journalist, Edwin B. Jourdain Jr. Suddenly placed into the limelight, Jourdain would prove to be a formidable candidate and strong advocate to the underrepresented Black community, and one who would deal differently with the problems his community faced during his 16-year term as Evanston’s first Black Alderman.< Less
Shorefront Journal • Volume 04 • 2016 By Shorefront Legacy
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Shorefront Journal is a compilation reprint from the online journal (www.shorefrontjournal.wordpress.com) that has evolved from our original printed journal that began in 1999. The online journal... More > enables a greater global reach, a more open and collaborative participation, welcomes contributing writers and encourages readers to respond to articles, adding additional information or first-hand experiences. This collaborative venue engages the greater community on a global level.< Less
True Colors: Evanston Through Our Eyes By Evanston Township High School
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This book, inspired by conversations within Senior Studies, is a student organized compilation of oral histories which shares the class’s experience and awareness surrounding Evanston’s... More > racial segregation, prejudice, discrimination and disparities within the community. And while it as a whole speaks to Evanston’s privilege disparity, each individual adds an intersectional narrative. This piece aims to preserve the voices of the Senior Studies Class of 2017, with hopes to create change within the community by starting a conversation surrounding these stigmatized issues. Of the 73 students enrolled in this class, 37 students participated in creating this book and 33 were interviewed. Each individual involved shared their own personal experiences and reflected on their time in Evanston. As a whole, the students spoke of the necessity for change within the community,resulting from their experiences regarding discrimination, prejudice and inequity.< Less
The Dream Dancers: Volume One By Spencer Jourdain
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The Dream Dancers, Volume I: New England Preservers of the Dream (1620–1924), recounts the long struggle to achieve freedom and equality for Americans of color, as experienced by a... More > multicultural New England family. Born at the end of the Civil War, Edwin Bush Jourdain, Sr. (1865–1938) grew up in an American family of African, Native American, and European heritage in New Bedford, Massachusetts, during the turbulent era of unrealized post–Civil War dreams. In 1905, Edwin, Sr., will assist his friend and colleague W.E.B. Du Bois in the creation of the startling Niagara Movement that will insist upon equal civil rights without further delay for people of color in America, and around the world. The empowering philosophy of the Niagara Movement will motivate Attorney Jourdain’s son, Edwin B. Jourdain, Jr., while a student at Harvard in 1921 to ignite a protest for student racial equality soon championed by Harvard alumni nationwide.< Less
Shorefront Journal • Volume 03 • 2015 By Shorefront Legacy
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Shorefront Journal is a compilation reprint from the online journal (www.shorefrontjournal.wordpress.com) that has evolved from our original printed journal that began in 1999. The online journal... More > enables a greater global reach, a more open and collaborative participation, welcomes contributing writers and encourages readers to respond to articles, adding additional information or first-hand experiences. This collaborative venue engages the greater community on a global level.< Less
Shorefront Journal • Volume 02 • 2014 By Shorefront Legacy
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Shorefront Journal is a compilation reprint from the online journal (www.shorefrontjournal.wordpress.com) that has evolved from our original printed journal that began in 1999. The online journal... More > enables a greater global reach, a more open and collaborative participation, welcomes contributing writers and encourages readers to respond to articles, adding additional information or first-hand experiences. This collaborative venue engages the greater community on a global level.< Less
A Place we can call Our Home By Morris Robinson, Jr
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A Place we can call Our Home is a collection of articles that gives the reader a general understanding of the early Black settlers and the development of a Black community in Evanston, Illinois.... More > Originally published in the mid 1990s, it fast became a favorite publication within the area school district. This new edittion includes updated information, expanded resources and a new image gallery. A Place we can call Our Home is the perfect publication for the classroom.< Less
Shorefront Journal • Volume 01 • 2013 By Shorefront Legacy
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Shorefront Journal is a compilation reprint from the online journal (www.shorefrontjournal.wordpress.com) that has evolved from our original printed journal that began in 1999. The online journal... More > enables a greater global reach, a more open and collaborative participation, welcomes contributing writers and encourages readers to respond to articles, adding additional information or first-hand experiences. This collaborative venue engages the greater community on a global level.< Less
Shorefront Journal • Volume 00 • 2012 By Shorefront Legacy
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Shorefront Journal is a compilation reprint from the online journal (www.shorefrontjournal.wordpress.com) that has evolved from our original printed journal that began in 1999. The online journal... More > enables a greater global reach, a more open and collaborative participation, welcomes contributing writers and encourages readers to respond to articles, adding additional information or first-hand experiences. This collaborative venue engages the greater community on a global level.< Less