Sept. 28: Celebration for Publication of “The Negro in Illinois” at Woodson Library

On Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m., we will be holding a celebration for the publication of The Negro in Illinois at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Branch of the Chicago Public Library (95th and Halsted). It is Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, located at the Woodson library, which holds most of the WPA papers that make up The Negro in Illinois.

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Women of the Du Sable Memorial Society, 1933

I will be joined by a distinguished panel of scholars of African American History:

Darlene Clark Hine is Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University. She is past president of the Organization of American History, and co-editor of The Black Chicago Renaissance.

Christopher R. Reed is Professor Emeritus of History at Roosevelt University and author of Black Chicago’s First Century, 1833-1900 and The Rise of Chicago’s Black Metropolis, 1920-1929.

Adam P. Green is Associate Professor of American History and Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division, at University of Chicago. He is the author of Selling the Race: Culture and Community in Black Chicago, 1940-1955.

Copies of the book will be available for sale. Book signing after the program.
Program co-sponsors:  Vivian G. Harsh Society, South Side Community Art Center, Black Chicago History Forum

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