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JOINT EVENT: How Federal Government Redlining Maps Segregated America

  • 3 Dec 2020
  • 4:00 PM

In partnership with the Washington Map Society, CMS invites you to attend our next virtual lecture:

THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER 2020 (Arranged by Chicago Map Society)

Title: How Federal Government Redlining Maps Segregated America

Speaker: Linda Gartz, Chicago-based documentary producer, author, blogger, educator, and archivist

Please join Linda Gartz, for a Zoom discussion about her award-winning book, Redlined, and her discovery of the redlining maps used by the federal government to exclude African Americans from the middle-class dream of home ownership. Inspired by a trove of long-hidden family letters, diaries, photos, spanning the 20th century, Redlined interweaves a riveting family story with the history of redlining. Linda will display digitized versions of original redlining maps, share photos, read short excerpts from Redlined, and speak about the lasting impact of redlining maps that segregated America. Plenty of time for Q&A.

Bio:  Six-time Emmy-honored Linda Gartz is a documentary producer. 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 University 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. To learn more, go to

Location: Zoom, 7:00 PM Eastern  /  4:00 PM Pacific

RSVP to John Docktor at washmap (at) in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode.

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