Part 1. Around the nation. Expectations. ; Participation and protest. ; Race, class, and gender. -- Part 2. In host city Chicago. The domain of work. ; The social order. -- Part. 3. At the fair. "They met at the fair": linkages. ; The scope of involvement. -- Part 4. "All the world is here!". Continental Africa at the fair : Dahomey Village. ; On the fairgrounds : The Haytian pavilion. ; Diasporan and Continental Africa meet : the congress on Africa. -- Appendix I : Frederick Douglass's speech at Colored American Day. -- Appendix II : Colored people's blue book. -- Appendix III : Commentaries from midway types. -- Appendix IV : "Judge" a poem by A. T. Worden.