March 5, 2019 6:00pm

Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago

Situated at the intersection of race and place in American history, Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago traces the contours of a black environmental consciousness that runs throughout the African American experience. Read More >

November 1, 2018 9:30am

Creating Community through Digital Futures

Are you part of the Chicago-area cultural heritage community working on digital preservation? Would you like to connect with other practitioners to share success stories and brainstorm solutions to challenges? Please join us for an event designed connect the Chicago cultural heritage community and s… Read More >

October 30, 2018 6:00pm

Documenting Movements: Archivists as Social Justice Advocates

Join Chicago Collections and Black Metropolis Research Consortium for a presentation on documentation of social movements and activism featuring Lae’l Hughes-Watkins. Hughes-Watkins founded Project STAND, an online clearinghouse where researchers can learn about archival and historical collections … Read More >

October 13, 2018 8:30am

"Place of Protest: Chicago's Legacy of Dissent, Declaration, and Disruption" Walking Tour

Join a walking tour led by the curator of the Chicago Collection Consortium's digital exhibit: "Place of Protest: Chicago's Legacy of Dissent, Declaration, and Disruption." Participants will visit nearly half of the sites highlighted in the exhibit to further explore how protesters in Chicago have h… Read More >

September 25, 2018 6:00pm

'63 Boycott Documentary Screening

In 1963, 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. '63 Boycott, a new documentary from Kartemquin Films, explores this event. Come see the movie and participate in a discussion with the audience led by UIC Professor of History Elizabeth Todd-Breland and … Read More >

August 23, 2018 6:00pm

The 1968 Democratic Convention: 50th Anniversary

1968 was a watershed year for Americans. First came the Communists' Tet Offensive, then the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, shaking a nation's confidence. By August, the whole world was watching as the Democrats gathered in Chicago to select their presidential candidate. Ame… Read More >