Outsider in the Promised Land: Black Family in Jewish Community

Title

Outsider in the Promised Land: Black Family in Jewish Community

Abstract

This manuscript details the story of Gwendoline Fortune and her family, one of the first Black families to move to Skokie in the 1960s. Fortune describes the complex social position of being an upwardly mobile, educated and financially secure Black family in a predominantly white and Jewish community, and the racism and friendships she and her family encountered while living in Skokie. Fortune often described her writing as "faction,"

Date

2015

Contributor

Clearbridge, Barbara
Hankins, Rebecca

Rights

In Copyright http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Rights Holder

© 2015 Estate of Gwendoline Y. Fortune

Access Rights

All rights reserved, including electronic. For reprint information beyond brief quotes for review or scholarly purposes, contact Roger Fortune. Contact information available on page 2 of outsider in the Promised Land.

Extent

99 pages

Format

Medium

paper

Source

Collection of Skokie Public Library

Provenance

Skokie Public Library

Spatial Coverage

http://www.geonames.org/4911600/skokie.html

Is Part Of

Fair Housing in Skokie, 1961-1971

Citation

Fortune, Gwendoline Y. (1926-2014), “Outsider in the Promised Land: Black Family in Jewish Community,” Skokie History Digital Collections, accessed June 17, 2019, https://skokiehistory.omeka.net/items/show/865.