In The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream,
Chicago native Thomas Dyja transports readers to a time in the Windy City’s
recent past when artists and innovators flourished. Focusing on the years
Jackie Robinson crossed the color line at Ebbets Field in 1947, many Americans
weren’t ready to see a black man play ball in the same league as white men.
Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against legal
Having been an active participant in the court-ordered busing to integrate Milwaukee’s public schools, I would be the first to admit that it didn’t turn out to magically create quality public schools for every child. Neither will ending busing.