Faith Rich Collection

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-747-4300
Date: 1820-1992
Extent: 21.69 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Biographical/Historical Note:
Faith B. Rich was a Lawndale civil rights leader and former Chicago public school teacher. Mrs. Rich became active into the struggle for civil rights when she came to Chicago from Vermont in the early 1940s to begin a career teaching. In her first year as substitute teacher, she was appalled to a find a racially segregated school system, overcrowding and little spending in black schools.

Scope and Content Note:
A majority of material in the Papers focus on Faith's interest in phonetic learning, her NAACP involvement, and her political and social activism. The collection also contains a collection of booklets on urban planning and development that covers an extensive time period.

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