Chicago's Black Ghetto 1910-2000

Chicago's Black Metropolis has expanded over the century and shows no sign of disappearing. Deep red on the maps indicate areas of Chicago which are at least 90% Black. Deep Blue is 90% + white and yellow is Latino. Click on the map or the buttons below.Notice how gentrification is changing the racial composition of the near west and south sides.


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