The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers
Brian Dolinar led a discussion about the book, The Negro in Illinois, a project that was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration. The project employed prominent writers like Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, and Fenton Johnson to chronicle the experiences of African Americans in Illinois from the time of slavery to the Great Depression. Mr. Dolinar discussed the book with Adam Green (University of Chicago), Darlene Clark Hine (Northwestern University), and Christopher Reed (Roosevelt University). This event was held at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library in Chicago. close
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Brian Dolinar Lecturer University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign->History Department
Adam P. Green Associate Professor University of Chicago->American History
Darlene Clark Hine Professor Northwestern University->African American Studies
Christopher R. Reed Professor Emeritus Roosevelt University->History Department
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