Skip to main content




NEI logo Inner City Issues (Northeastern Illinois University)

About this collection

 

Browse all items in the collection

The Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) was established by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in 1966 in the Bronzeville community as an outgrowth of its concern for and commitment to Chicago's inner city communities. Studies at CCICS are distinguished by their interdisciplinary nature in the social sciences and humanities with an emphasis on ethnic and racial issues as they apply to basic urban studies.

The goal of the undergraduate and graduate programs of CCICS is to prepare those who work and live in the inner city to understand and act upon the expressed interests of residents of the inner city and to participate fully in the richness of the African and African-American cultures. Since the beginning, the approach has been interdisciplinary with a philosophy that re-examines research issues, problems, assumptions, and questions from an African-centered perspective, rather than from the traditional, European-centered viewpoint. This discipline encompasses a research methodology and world-view, which achieves different results when applied to present day inner city populations, and leads to new relationships between human and natural resources in the Chicago metropolitan area and worldwide.

Inner City Issues was a publication of the Center for Inner City Studies, published in the late 1960s and early 1970s by the "Concerned Graduate Organization." It featured academic works, as well as poems and editorials, focusing on the inner city experience.

Questions about this collection? Contact: h-ahn2@neiu.edu, r-harris14@neiu.edu, or a-arroyo13@neiu.edu.

 
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK