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Essence is the coauthor of the Lifting As They Climbed series. 

Learn about the newest edition'Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping A History of Trailblazing Black Women in Chicago'. The book explores the often untold the contributions of black women trailblazers in Chicago by taking readers on tours through the city.

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A South Side Guide to Black Women's History

Essence McDowell is the coauthor of Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping Black Women's History on Chicago's South Side. 

This book is only on special order, contact the author for details.

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