An Autobiography of Black Chicago

An Autobiography of Black Chicago

by Dempsey Travis Author

This is a history of Chicago's African-American community through the personal experiences of late civil rights activist Dempsey Travis, his family, and his circle. From John Baptiste Point du Sable—the first non–Native American to settle on the mouth of the Chicago River—to Travis's own successes in leading the city's NAACP chapter, An Autobiography of Black Chicago is an intimate history of African Americans in 20th-century Chicago.

 is an intimate history of African Americans in 20th-century Chicago.