This brief 1904 Tribune newspaper article ties Black families moving into suburban areas with an increase in crime, a common tactic used to discredit families and create opposition to their arrival. The reporter’s assertion that Blacks were living in “entire blocks” in Wilmette has no basis in fact. The article outlines objections by White families to Black families moving into North Shore towns and suggests that segregation in a separate town was one “solution.” Housing segregation, along with zoning ordinances, were tools for keeping Black families out of suburban areas.
Source: Chicago Daily Tribune, January 22, 1904
|1 of 16||Next >||Last >>||Back to gallery|