Pulitzer-prize winning Chicago photographer John H. White began his career documenting African-American neighborhoods on Chicago's South and West sides in the early 1970s. The endeavor was part of the Federal Government's Documerica Project featuring varied regions of the country. The Atlantic is running a Documerica Week and White's captivating batch is on full display. White later joined the Sun-Times where he worked until the entire photojournalism department was laid off in May. Our gallery collects many of the vibrant photos, and more are available at The Atlantic's page.
·America in the 1970s: Chicago's African-American Community [Atlantic]