Meet Jeff Ferdinand, author of "Austin Boulevard: The Invisible Line between Two Worlds," and hear the history of this street dividing Oak Park and Austin Village, located just across Austin Boulevard on the West Side of Chicago.
Ferdinand uses Austin Boulevard to illustrate the divide he sees between black and white, rich and poor, privileged and unprivileged. Jeff's personal experiences living on Austin Boulevard has given him a passion to learn about the history of African Americans and race relations in the United States. Using many resources, he has gathered together information to help readers gain a new perspective on this complex issue. By doing this, Ferdinand has given hope to imagine a more tolerant and compassionate America.