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Portrait Of A Remarkable African-American Town In Northern Illinois

By SIU Press

With a population of about 2,000, Pembroke Township, one of the largest rural, black communities north of the Mason-Dixon Line, sits in an isolated corner of Kankakee County, 65 miles south of Chicago.

It is also one of the poorest places in the nation.

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Posted on August 25, 2016
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