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Chicago Defender Archives Individuals Files

Founded by Robert S. Abbott in 1905, the Chicago Defender is one of America's longest-running African American newspapers. The Defender is best known for having spurred the Great Migration of African Americans from the southern United States to the nation's urban centers in the north—especially Chicago—during the first decades of the 20th century. The Defender also paved the way for

Coach Jim Brown of DuSable High School collection of visual materials

Photographs relating to the career of Coach Jim Brown, who coached football, baseball, and basketball teams and taught at DuSable High School (Chicago, Ill.) in the 1950s and 1960s. Images include his George Williams College Graduating Class of 1949; Jim Brown playing baseball for the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and playing basketball for Southern University; DuSable sports teams with