We Must Stop Running Now: Neighborhood Change, Metropolitan Politics, and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs in Chicago

Rachel Sass
In 1951, nearly all of the Chicagoland Jewish population was concentrated in the city. Just 30 years later, a strong majority of the population had moved to the suburbs, chasing better housing and schools, and fleeing the growing Black populations on Chicago’s South and West Sides. Despite the newfound luxuries of the community’s increasing affluence and distance from urban life, however, many Chicago Jews strove to maintain a connection to the city and a commitment...
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