South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration
Conclusion: “She Was Fighting for Her Father’s Freedom”: Black Girls after the Great Migration
The book concludes with an analysis of girls as race representative from the Civil Rights era to the present, with an anecdote from Daisy Bates, the coordinator of the integration of Little Rock Central High School. The section summarizes the previous four chapters, and it argues that African American girls had long carried the burdens of ideas about black progress long before the height of the black freedom struggle in the 1950s and 1960s. The conclusion also connects the book’s content to the current state of black girls in Chicago.