The Federal Housing Administration's Role in Creating Racial Ghettos in Chicago

This exhibit takes a look at the role of the Federal Housing Administration's role in creating racial ghettos in Chicago, taking a close look at the effects of FHA policies on African American resident of Chicago in the decades after the Great Migration. Historical newspapers and political cartoons portray the mood of this period in Chicago, while secondary sources attempt to piece together a cause and effect realtionship between the actions of the FHA and the situation in Chicago. My essay reconciles both primary and secondary sources to analyze the emergence of racial ghettos in Chicago in both a historical and intellectual sense.