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Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots in the Past and Present

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

D. Bradford Hunt

The Chicago Race Riots of 1919 were the most violent week in the city’s history. What happened, and why? Join D. Bradford Hunt, Chicago historian and Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry Library, for a conversation about this poorly understood and often forgotten moment in Chicago’s history. He and the Newberry have led a year-long set of public programming across the city reflecting on the violence of 1919 and how its legacies help us understand the divides of our present day.

All are welcome to Dr. Hunt’s talk, which will be preceded by a brief Annual Meeting of the Wilmette Historical Society. Seating is limited and advance tickets are recommended. Call (847) 853-7666 or email [email protected] to reserve your place.

Cost: Free for Museum members; $5 per family for non-members


January 26
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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