African Americans in Glencoe: The Little Migration
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.
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