By Storyteller Susan O’Halloran
In researching housing history in segregated Chicago, Sue learns about the 1919 Chicago race riot. Why had she never heard of this before?
- Would you hide a family fleeing the violence during a riot?
- What led up to the riots? How were people turned against each other? Who benefitted from the separation of black and white?
- What choices confronted the city leaders after the 1919 race riot? What choices did they make? What were the consequences?
- What does it mean that segregation was “forced”?
- Race Riot: Chicago in Red Summer of 1919 by William M. Tuttle
- African American/Black History
- Crossing Cultures
- European American/Whites
- Family and Childhood
- Stereotypes and Discrimination
- Taking A Stand and Peacemaking