Riots to Renaissance: Cavalcade of the American Negro

Cavalcade of the American Negro

Cavalcade of the American Negro is a book celebrating the rich and extensive history of black contributions to American life from 1865 to 1940. Produced by participants in the Illinois Writers' Project and edited by Arna Bontemps, the book was published for distribution at the 1940 Diamond Jubilee Exposition held in Chicago in honor of the 75 anniversary of the abolition of slavery. (Source: Illinois Digital Library)