African Americans in Glencoe: The Little Migration

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Arcadia Publishing, Aug 1, 2009 - Social Science - 128 pages
The village of Glencoe has a proud history of early African American settlement. In recent years, however, this once thriving African American community has begun
to disperse. Robert Sideman, a thirty-year Glencoe resident, relates this North Shore suburbs African American history through fond remembrances of Glencoe communities
such as the St. Paul AME Church, as well as recounting the lives of prominent African Americans. At the same time, Sideman poses a difficult question: how can the village maintain
its diverse heritage throughout changing times? African Americans in Glencoe reveals an uplifting history while challenging residents to embrace a past in danger of being lost.


Then Everyone Was Your Father Everyone Your Mother
No One Was Ever More Devoted to the Cause of Racial Justice
Why Dont They Let Us Fly Planes and Run Ships
Where Are All the Black People?
Lun Ye Crim Barefield

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About the author (2009)

Robert Sideman, a 30-year Glencoe resident, received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University. Sideman has been a member of several historical groups and historic preservation organizations, including the Glencoe Historical Society. He presented his paper A Time of Promise: African Americans in Chicago 1865-1885 at the 2007 Conference on Illinois History. He has also presented testimony before the Chicago City Council and the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. While his educational background is in law, he has also taught at the preservation program of The School of The Art Institute and edited a newsletter on Chicago architecture and history. Sideman has conducted tours for groups including Landmarks Illinois, the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Glencoe Historical Society on African Americans in Glencoe.