John H. White, Chicago, Illinois, July 1973

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
United States

“A black man who is jobless sits on the windowsill of a building in a high crime area on Chicago’s South Side. He has nothing to do and nowhere to go. This scene contrasts with the publications which list the city as the “black business Mecca of the world.” In early 1975 some 16% of blacks were believed to be out of work, double the rate of white unemployment. Black owned businesses in Chicago in 1970 grossed $332 million from 8,750 businesses.”



  • Title: John H. White, Chicago, Illinois, July 1973
  • Subject Keywords: documentary photography, environment, EPA
  • External Link: National Archives Catalog

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