July 7, 2012


Here's what I learned while reading today: Chicago was founded by black settlers. Some 1,000 African Americans created a community there in 1781, and it grew to become the awesome city of Chicago we know today. It was also the principal destination during the Great Migration and has always been a powerhouse of African American culture and activism.

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Founder of the Chicago Defender Robert Abbott

Aviator Willa Brown

Thanks, Chicago!

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