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1919

This book is about Eve L. Ewing
"1919," a compelling collection by award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing, delves into the Chicago Race Riot of 1919, one of the most severe conflicts in the Red Summer riots that is seldom discussed despite its profound impact on the last century. Published on June 11, 2019, this book weaves through the narratives of ordinary individuals caught in the turmoil of an eight-day riot that resulted in thirty-eight deaths and nearly 500 injuries. Through her poignant poems, Ewing employs speculative and Afrofuturist lenses to bridge the gap between past and present, shedding light on racial justice issues that continue to resonate today. Recognized as one of the best books of 2019 by NPR and the Chicago Tribune, and celebrated for its innovative approach to historical events, "1919" is a crucial read for college students and scholars interested in the intersections of history, poetry, and social justice. This narrative not only recounts history but challenges readers to reflect on how these events shape contemporary social dynamics.
Published by Haymarket Books on June 11, 2019
88 pages
ISBN: 9781608465989
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