Projects on the History of Chicago


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Underlying Tensions: The Chicago Race Riots of 1919 and the Chicago Commission on Race Relations

The Chicago Commission on Race Relations released a study in 1922 called The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot trying to figure out what the reason behind the Chicago Race Riot 1919. The Commission came to the conclusion that the riots were based on three things: housing, labor conflict, and racial issues.

Created by: Ellora Larsen
Time Period: 20th Century, Civil Rights Movement, Postwar, Progressive Era
Topic: Community and Reform, Crisis and Response, Immigration, Poverty, Race and Ethnicity, Remaking Urban Space


The Television Show Good Times and the Chicago Public Housing System

Good Times and Urbanization and Chicago’s Public Housing System

Created by: Jasmine Williams
Time Period: 20th Century
Topic: Culture, Poverty, Race and Ethnicity


The Rise and Fall of the Knights of Labor in Chicago

A brief chronicling of the life of a gilded age social movement in Chicago

Created by: Jason Elms
Time Period: 19th Century, Gilded Age
Topic: Crisis and Response, Industrialization and Labor


The Hull House’s Impact on the Community

Jane Addams impacted the Chicago immigrant community through her work at the Hull House.

Created by: Kimberly Eastridge
Time Period: 19th Century, 20th Century, Progressive Era
Topic: Community and Reform, Culture, Immigration, Poverty


The Great Migration

The Great Migration (also known as The Black Migration) in 20th Century Chicago.

Created by: Khalia Delancy
Time Period: 20th Century, Postwar, WWII
Topic: Culture, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity


The Creation of Early Childhood Intervention

Influences to the Creation of Early Childhood Intervent …

Created by: Gianna Banish
Time Period: 20th Century
Topic: Industrialization and Labor, Politics, Poverty