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source five
Extracts from a report on race relations in the city of Chicago, 2 October 1957
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/126719)
Transcript
FO 371/126719; report on race relations in Chicago, 1957

Questions

  1. What happened in Calumet Park?

  2. What reasons were given for not reporting these events in the press?

  3. What information does this source provide about the extent of racism experienced by black communities in America in 1957?

  4. If you were to investigate what happened in Chicago, what other sources might help you?