Trumbull Park

Trumbull Park Frank London Brown s powerful debut novel originally published in fictionalizes the real life ordeals of the first black families to integrate Chicago s Trumbull Park public housing project in

  • Title: Trumbull Park
  • Author: Frank London Brown
  • ISBN: 9781555536282
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Frank London Brown s powerful debut novel, originally published in 1959, fictionalizes the real life ordeals of the first black families to integrate Chicago s Trumbull Park public housing project in the 1950s Protagonist Buggy Martin tells the first person story of moving with his wife, Helen, and two children from a rotting tenement on the South Side to the new developmFrank London Brown s powerful debut novel, originally published in 1959, fictionalizes the real life ordeals of the first black families to integrate Chicago s Trumbull Park public housing project in the 1950s Protagonist Buggy Martin tells the first person story of moving with his wife, Helen, and two children from a rotting tenement on the South Side to the new development, where the family is besieged by angry whites.With honesty and humor, the richly textured narrative chronicles how the small group of black tenants at Trumbull Park endure the strain of living with racial violence the endless danger of bombings and shattered windows, filthy insults, callous attention from police, and forced rides in armed convoys to and from work and the market Until, that is, the day Buggy and a friend refuse police protection and walk home together through the white mob.

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  • Totally underrated. My favorite work of fiction set in Chicago. I re-read it every few years and cry each time.


  • Filmmakers should be looking at this book immediately. This is the best story I've read in years. Brown's writing is passionate, vibrant, and full of truth. It hit me like a brick thrown through a glass window, what people had to endure in that kind of incredibly hostile environment. This is not your follow-up to a Toni Morrison novel; This is a new class of Historical Fiction set during the Civil War era.


  • I "loved" this book, which seems inappropriate as it chronicles such pain, despair and prejudice. Yet, at the same time it demonstrates spirit, determination, and personal growth. I always feel the need to preface my reviews, especially those like Trumbull Park, by asserting that while I might be reading this leisurely, I am distinctly reading it as a historical account. From my perspective, and my understanding of Brown's determination to give voice to Black America during the Cold War that is [...]



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