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Ranked #79 in Chicago

Poetic reflections on race, class, violence, segregation, and the hidden histories that shape our divided urban landscapes.

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots that comprised the “Red Summer” of violence across the nation’s cities, is an event that has shaped the last century but is widely unknown. In 1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of this event—which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries—through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in...

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Sherrilyn Ifill Yesterday’s centennial anniversary of the Chicago Race Riot compelled me to dig into 1919, @eveewing ‘s new book of poems abt this pogrom & the Great Migration refugees who settled in Chicago from the south in the early 1900s. It is superb. https://t.co/po6GNRiqS9 (Source)

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