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Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Mary Barr


Growing up in a progressive and affluent suburb certainly has its advantages, but not everyone reaps the benefits of their privileged surroundings. This book examines the differences that race, class, and gender can make, by focusing on the life stories of thirteen individuals, all of whom call Evanston their hometown. It also documents the rise and fall of the Civil Rights Movement in Evanston, an affluent suburb north of Chicago. Evanston’s black community dates back to the mid-nineteenth century when southerner’s migrated north to work as servants in mansions that lined Lake Michigan’s sho ... More

Keywords: Race & Ethnicity, Suburbs, Northern Civil Rights Movement, Evanston, Illinois, African American Studies, Community Studies, Ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226156323
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Barr, author
Lecturer at Clemson University