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A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago

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As blacks moved deeper into Chicago's West Side during the 1960s, whites fled by the thousands. But Linda Gartz's parents, Fred and Lil, chose to stay in their integrating neighborhood, overcoming previous prejudices as they formed friendships with their African American neighbors. This memoir is a riveting story of a community fractured by racial turmoil, an unraveling marriage, and a daughter's fight for sexual independence during the social upheavals of the 1960s.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, She Writes Press,, 2018.
ISBN: 9781631523205
Characteristics: xxiv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Summary: As blacks moved deeper into Chicago's West Side during the 1960s, whites fled by the thousands. But Linda Gartz's parents, Fred and Lil, chose to stay in their integrating neighborhood, overcoming previous prejudices as they formed friendships with their African American neighbors. This memoir is a riveting story of a community fractured by racial turmoil, an unraveling marriage, and a daughter's fight for sexual independence during the social upheavals of the 1960s.

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