A lesser-known history of Chicago

March 14, 2011 Erik Ernst Leave a Comment

Watch DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis at 9 p.m. Monday, March 14 on Wisconsin Public Television.

The election of President Barack Obama marked a historic moment in American history as he became the first African-American man to serve in the White House. It was also another in a long line of historic landmarks in the rich African-American history of Chicago.

This exciting new film from WTTW, WPT’s sister station in Chicago, outlines the rich history of the African-American community in Chicago. Since Jean Baptiste Point DuSable — considered the father of Chicago — founded a trading post in this place on the shore of Lake Michigan, the city’s growth has been shaped and led by African-American leadership, innovation and determination.

Watch a preview of the film below, then tune in to watch this powerful documentary on WPT.

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    Keep that history alive; Keep telling that history:

    Read the untold fictionalized historical novel, “Rescue at Pine Ridge”, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is: http://www.rescueatpineridge.com This is the greatest story of Black Military History…5 stars Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD66NUKmZPs

    Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th Cavalry was entrapped again, after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn’t for the 9th Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry.

    Visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at: http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the US Postal System in Montana, in the 1890’s, spread the word.

    Peace.

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