This is where my facts and info came from. Some great reads. So many great books and articles and documantires check 'em out. Return back for references


Alexander, Elizabeth (Editor, 1991) The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks. New York, NY: The Library of America


Baker, Miyuki & Imhotep, Ra Malika (2019) The Church of Black Feminist Thought. Minneapolis, MN: Bookmobile


Best, Wallace D. (2005) Passionately Human, No Less Divine: Religion and Culture in Black Chicago. 1915-1952. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press


Black Jr., Timuel D. (2003) Bridges of Memory. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.


Cottom, Tressie McMillan (2019) Thick. New York, NY: The New Press


De Veaux, Alexis (2004) Warrior Poet. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc


Ewing, Eve L. (2018) Ghosts in the Schoolyard. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.


Goldstein, Nancy (2008) Jackie Ormes The First African American Woman Cartoonist. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press


Gumbs, Alexis Pauline (2016) Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press


Hast, Adele & Schultz, Rima Lunin (2001) Women Building Chicago 1790-1990. Bloomington & Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press

Joseph, Gloria I. & Rowe, Hortense M. (1990) Hell Under God’s Orders. St. Croix, VI: Winds of Change Press

Joseph, Gloria I. (2016) The Wind Is Spirit. New York, NY: Villarosa Media.


Kaba, Mariame & McDowell, Essence Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago’s South Side. Chicago, IL: Self Published


Laymon, Kiese (2018) Heavy. New York, NY: Scrib

Lorde, Audre (1970)  A Burst of Light and Other Essays. Detroit, MI: Broadside Press.


Lorde, Audre (1978) The Black Unicorn. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.


Lorde, Audre ( 1984) Sister Outsider. New York, NY: Ten Speed Press.


Moore, Natalie Y. (2016) The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. New York, NY: St Martin’s Press


Wilkerson, Isabel (2010) The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. New York, NY: Vintage Books

Schlabach, Elizabeth Schroeder (2013) Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago’s Literary Landscape. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield, IL: University of Illinois Press

Dislocation, Written by Sudhir Venkatesh, WTTW National Productions, 2005

Interrupt the Pipeline, Flyboy Films, Maroon Productions, 2008

The Brown Pages | Po’Chop | Jenn Freeman | Chicago Artist | Dance | Performance Artist | Hand Drawn Vector | Sharpie |

For Jackie:  Brown Gal  x Lil Hardin Armstrong (recorded in Chicago 1936) 

Turiya and Ramakrishna x Alice Coltrane (1970)  | Betty  x Jamila Woods (2019)

Devotion:  Snippets from Audre Lorde interviewed by Blanche Cook in 1982. Featuring poems The Evening News, A Song for Many Movements & A Litany for Survival | Whale Song x Mountain Man (2018)

Hand drawn stained glass by Jenn Freeman | Po'Chop for The Brown Pages