Linda Gartz - "Redlined"

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Linda Gartz

"In this compelling journey into the depths of racism, Linda Gartz peels back the onion of America’s original sin to a new level.  A captivating personal story told through the lives of her Chicago family, Gartz probes the invisible web of oppression that affected both whites and blacks. Redlining destroyed the American dream without its victims even knowing it. But through the investigative work of Linda Gartz now we know.” — Bill Kurtis, author, Peabody and Emmy Award winner, journalist, producer, narrator, news anchor for the CBS Television Network, and TV host for A&E


Six-time Emmy-honored Linda Gartz discusses her book, Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960's Chicago. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.


At 57th Street Books


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About the book: Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Redlined exposes discriminatory lending rules known as redlining in a riveting story of a Chicago community fractured by racial turmoil and social upheavals in the 1960s. As blacks moved deeper into Chicago’s West Side during the ’60s, whites fled by the thousands. But Linda’s parents, Fred and Lil, chose to stay, overcoming prejudices as they formed friendships with new African American neighbors, even as their properties became redlined.


About the author: Linda Gartz, is a documentary producer, author, blogger, educator, and curator of the Gartz Family Papers. This trove of long-hidden family diaries, letters, photos, documents, and more, which she discovered in her parents’ attic after their deaths, inspired her quest to discover what forces had undermined her parents’ marriage and fractured her family’s life-long community. The result is Redlined. Her documentaries and TV productions have been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and Investigation Discovery, syndicated nation-wide. Her educational videos include Begin with Love, hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Grandparenting, hosted by Maya Angelou. Gartz’s articles and essays have been published in literary journals, online, and in local and national magazines and newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune. Born in Chicago, she studied at both Northwestern and the University of Munich, and has lived most of her adult life in Evanston, IL. She earned her B.A. and M.A.T. degrees from Northwestern.


Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.
Chicago , IL 60637