DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis

  • 2010
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A history of African-Americans in Chicago, from the founding of its first non-native settlement in the late 1770s (by Haitian-born trader Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable) to Barack Obama's presidential election in 2008. Other highlights include a survey of black Chicago artists and musicians, and the emergence of black political power with the election of Harold...

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A history of African-Americans in Chicago, from the founding of its first non-native settlement in the late 1770s (by Haitian-born trader Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable) to Barack Obama's presidential election in 2008. Other highlights include a survey of black Chicago artists and musicians, and the emergence of black political power with the election of Harold Washington as mayor in 1983. Chicago jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis wrote the score.

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