Thursday, February 3, 2022
Our Chicago Classics series continues with a themed program celebrating Black History Month. Ronne Hartfield, Claire Hartfield, and Tracy Clark will join host Jarrett Neal in sharing excerpts from their own work plus the work of a favorite Chicago author. Ronne’s memoir, Another Way Home The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family, tells the story of her family’s history, which spans most of the twentieth century. Claire’s nonfiction study, A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, is an in-depth examination of a particularly horrendous period of racial strife in Chicago, triggered by an incident at a South Side beach. Tracy’s Runner was published last summer, the four installment in her Cass Raines series of Chicago crime novels. Jarrett’s What Color Is Your Hoodie? is a collection of essays centered around Black gay identity.