Jimmy Carter: Man of Vast Experience and Many Titles

Jimmy Carter continues to shape his historical legacy. Those who have attended Jimmy Carter’s Sunday School know that the time between arrival and 10:00 a.m.—measured in hours—is not really empty. A church member, often Jana Carter or Jill Stuckey, orients visitors, goes through a list of do’s and don’ts, and provides short history lessons along[…]

Jazz, Chicago, and the Great Migration

How did the Great Migration of African-Americans in the twentieth century affect the development of jazz music in Chicago? Introduction During the period known as the Great Migration (1915-1970), six million African-Americans moved from southern states to urban areas in the North and West. In 1900, ninety percent of black people in the United States[…]