The story of the Black Middle class on the Southside of Chicago amidst the industrial revolution is ready for release! This book is an exceptionally well-written account of the struggles, frustrations, and problems with the expansion of Chicago, and the various ways Blacks were determined to overcome the systemic problems that existed at the time.
I am overflowing with pride to release this audiobook, because it features one of the great cities of our nation, once considered a second home, Chicago. That’s right! The Windy City! As I narrate this story, it introduced me to different communities, some familiar others not so much. Nonetheless, I learned a great deal about the people of Chicago and how this great town became one of the most important battlefields of civil rights in the industrialized north.
Just when you thought you knew this city…. Think again!
KLAN: Killing America new promo for 2020 narrated by Andrew L Barnes
The strife and horrors of the Civil War in America were raw with the wounds of the war lasting for decades, and affecting those who lived in both the North and the South. As the nation struggled to find unity, the forces of darkness and of those who wished to rule through intimidation and terror, spread their wicked ways under the cover of white sheets.
This is the story of the Ku Klux Klan and their chief brand: Lynchings, as told in the original newspaper stories from journals across the nation. Some are brief, telling only of a single attack while others are more comprehensive and detailed, telling the story with the inclusion of complex and emotional occurrences.
The attempt of the KKK to cloak the power of control over others with fear and violence is explained in some of these news stories. The chief advocate and leader of the Klan was interviewed by reporters and allowed fair access to give his side of the story. The heroism of various groups such as the NAACP and others who risked their lives standing up to thugs and criminals is also noted, as well as the words of those individuals and leaders who fought to eliminate the influence of the Ku Klux Klan.
While the KKK had as much right as any group to demonstrate and articulate their cause, the deceits and criminal actions employed by them separated their group from the legal actions of others.