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Emmaline H. Jourdain: Remembering the Lady

—By Rose Jourdain She had begun her life in Warrenton, Georgia. November 4, 1909, the only child of Rosa English and Joseph Hardwick, and moved with her family to Evanston when she was six. She attended the Evanston public schools, sang in the choir at Ebenezer AME Church where her ... Read More

Shorefront Update #006

Settled and growing — that best sums up the activities of Shorefront over the summer months at Shorefront. Highlighting Shorefront’s activities are the acquisitions of new archives from community members and organizations. Earlier in the spring (and in previous years), Lorraine H. Morton had donated many items to shorefront of ... Read More
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Carrie Crawford Smith’s “Back Door Leadership”. . .

. . . and the Smith Employment Agency, 1918-1954; Connecting Domestic Help with Chicago’s North Shore’s Wealthiest Clientele by Doria Dee Johnson— A wealthy white woman phoned the Smith Employment Agency frustrated that none of her “help” worked out—the domestic labor she hired seemed to turnover after short stays. Her ... Read More