Take home a piece of Joliet history or Route 66 memorabilia!
Our shop is stocked with distinctive items that are perfect for gift giving, decorating your home or office, and serving as a keepsake of your Museum visit.
The Color of Law is a groundbreaking investigation into how U.S. governments in the twentieth century deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide. Richard Rothstein has documented how cities--from San Francisco to Boston--became so divided. Rothstein describes how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning, public houses that purposefully severed previously mixed communities, subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs, tax exemptions for prejudiced institutions, and support of violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. Rothstein demonstrates how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards, and how such policies still influence tragedies in places like Ferguson and Baltimore.
The color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein.
The Joliet Area Historical Museum opened in 2002 with the goal to preserve and share Joliet's rich history. Over the years, this has grown to include the Route 66 Welcome Center and the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site. We strive daily to tell the stories that make this such a unique city!
You can find us at the Joliet Area Historical Museum and the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site.
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432