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US History-Living History Project: Redlining, Segregation & Civil Rights in Chicago

Reference, primary sources, news coverage, and web resources to help you contextualize the period of U.S. history you are researching.

Englewood Neighborhood, Chicago

Englewood. Wikimedia Commons.

Subject Reference Sources

Subject Database & E-Book resources related to Race in Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s.

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. See Home Access box at the bottom of the page for more details.

GBS Historical News Databases

These resources are GBS Library subscriptions and require usernames and passwords for Home Access.  See the box below for Home Access information.

Housing Segregation in Chicago

Growing up in Chicago during the Civil Rights Movement

Home Access to Databases

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. 

If you see the screen shown below, use your GBS username (ID number only) and password to log in. Use the same username & password you use to log into all other GBS resources (Power School, library lab computers, etc):

If you don't see this screen but are still asked for a username and password:

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