4. The Gathering Storm

A Video History of Gangs in Chicago

4.The Gathering Storm 36 minutes

The forties and fifties marked a vast increase in black po;ulation in Chicago, as well as growing numbers of Puerto Ricans and Mexicans. Arnold Hirsch calls these years the "era of hidden violence" since white riots and terrorist boming greeting blacks as they moved into white areas. A west size ghetto began to grow and racial tensions sizzled. The Outfit directed heroin to the black and Lation communities and, as usual, were protected by police. The size of an increasingly angry black population, particularly its youth, meant explosions were ahead.
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1. Early Gangs
2. 1919 Race Riots
3. The Outfit Institutionalizes
4. The Gathering Storm
5. The 60s Explosion
6. War on Gangs -under development
7. Crack Wars - under development
8. Gangs Today - under development
9. Lord Thing
10. Darryl Cannon -
Jon Burge torture victim speaks
11. Rockwell Gardens - A tour of
west side gangland by Ivory Dillard