The plunder of black wealth in Chicago, captured in film

The movie gazes, with a good amount of woe (but also with the pleasurable voyeuristic charge that tends to accompany displays of great wealth), at what the art. to collectors like the hawkish.

A report released Thursday is the first to put a dollar amount on how much wealth was extracted from Chicago’s black community in the 1950s and 60s through home sale contracts.

When Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee-the sponsor of the bill-declared that she didn’t pick cotton, but “those who picked cotton created the very basic wealth of this nation,” the room ushered a.

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The report – "The Plunder of Black Wealth in Chicago: New Findings on the Lasting Toll of Predatory Housing Contracts" – was produced by a dozen researchers from Duke, Loyola University, Roosevelt University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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“In the early 1970s black gangsters were caught in a very weird moment,” Hamill told me. Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Chicago. They were being overtaken by black gangsters simply because of the.

The film premieres in Chicago during the Black Harvest Film Festival on August 23rd with Schalliol. Outsiders see them as places no one cares about, places that can be exploited, and they plunder.