African American History Lecture: Citizenship Series Dr. Christopher Reed, Roosevelt University


Location: IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium, 1040 W. Washington St., South Bend

Location: IUSB Natatorium at 1040 W. Washington Street, South Bend, IN 


In his lecture as part of the IUSB CRHC Citizenship Series, Dr. Christopher Reed will explore the unique history of African American Citizenship and Voting Rights in Chicago. 

Dr. Reed is considered the leading scholar of the history of Black Chicago, a city often referred to as the "Black Metropolis" by historians. His books include:The Chicago NAACP and the Rise of Black Professional Leadership, 1910-1966; "All the World Is Here!": The Black Presence at White CityThe Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929The Depression Comes to the South Side: Protest and Politics in the Black Metropolis, 1930-1933 and several others. His work is the result of over fifty years of archival research and deep connections within the African American community in Chicago. 

This lecture is made possible through the Citizenship Lecture Series fund of the CRHC, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at Indiana University South Bend, and the Democracy Project at Indiana University South Bend.