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DuSable Obama: The Black Metropolis of Chicago



The Emmy-winning film "DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis" is an epic tale of struggle and victory. Covers over two hundred years of African-American history, including the founding of Chicago, the Civil War, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Arts Movement, and the successful construction of the African-American political foundation under Barack Obama.
The story is combined with interviews with over 40 leading citizens, researchers, artists, politicians and business executives to create the impression of a single voice that tells a rich and complex story. Archival traces, engravings, cartoons, letters, historical documents, photographs, movies, and TV material are used to live the ever-changing relationship between people and the city in a changing America.