Chicago’s strategies to keep African American movement limited throughout the city . . .
Betsy Schlabach is an Associate Professor of History and African & African American Studies at Earlham College. She obtained a Ph.D. in American Studies and graduate certificates of Women’s Studies and University Teaching Skills from Saint Louis University and a M.A. in American Studies from Lehigh University. She teaches courses covering 20th and 19th century American History, African-American History, African-American Studies, Urban History, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies courses, Sports History, and Digital Humanities. Dr. Schlabach is the author of Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago’s Literary Landscapes (University of Illinois Press, 2013). The book details the artistic and literary movement that took place in the south side of Chicago during the time between the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. Currently, she is nearing the completion of a second book, Policy’s Queens and Dreams: Bronzeville’s Gambling Women, exploring policy gambling, focusing on African American women’s role in the informal economy of Black Chicago from 1890–1950. Follow her on Twitter @schlabetsy.