Slavery

Nathan Branch: Early Evanston Settler

— by Rhonda K. Craven After the Civil War, a number of blacks moved to Chicago and then to Evanston. Among them were men such as Daniel F. Garnett, Green A. Bell, Andrew Scott and William Ender. Some worked for prominent businessmen and politicians, while others started a variety of ... Read More

Some Thoughts on Reparations

— By The African American Research Group, First published 2003 and reprinted, reflecting upon the recent article by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic Not many are certain exactly when, where or how the initial demand for reparations for African American descendants of slaves first surfaced; but we are fairly certain, ... Read More

Beyond Fried Chicken:

African-American Ethnic Identity and the Post-Slavery Diet By Krislyn Placide — There were many ways that European slave-owners subjugated their slaves. Beatings, excruciatingly long work hours, tattered and stark living conditions are essentially given in any written depiction of this dark time in our nation’s history. However, oppression through foodways ... Read More