2017 - 20th Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Restricted Chicago

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Hakob Parsamyan, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library Basement

Abstract

“Restricted Chicago” explores the use of racial restrictive covenants as strategies for racial segregation in the city of Chicago and in Cook County during the twentieth century. The project presents this research through a digital map and timeline, showing the change over time as to where such covenants were in place. The research draws on records from the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, and involves detailed information about the specific language used in these restrictions. The project reveals that minorities have experienced housing discrimination in Cook County, centered on restrictions from living in the more desirable neighborhoods of the region.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-11-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

4-11-2017 2:15 PM

Panel

Digital Chicago

Panel Moderator

Emily Mace

Field of Study for Presentation

African American Studies, American Studies, Education

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Restricted Chicago

Library Basement

“Restricted Chicago” explores the use of racial restrictive covenants as strategies for racial segregation in the city of Chicago and in Cook County during the twentieth century. The project presents this research through a digital map and timeline, showing the change over time as to where such covenants were in place. The research draws on records from the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, and involves detailed information about the specific language used in these restrictions. The project reveals that minorities have experienced housing discrimination in Cook County, centered on restrictions from living in the more desirable neighborhoods of the region.