Bronzeville Art Exhibit – Friday July 25, 2014

Bronzeville Art Exhibit – Friday July 25, 2014

Hello Friends, Mark your calendar and come out to attend an amazing outdoor Art Exhibit at the Douglas Monument Park. Photographer extraordinaire Annie Stubenfield will also introduce youth photographers. Activities include Musical performance,mingle, and tour of Douglas Tomb Site. EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLiC 12noon – 2:30pm on Fri. July 25, 2015 Douglas Monument … Continue reading

Will to Adorn – Chicago 2014

Will to Adorn – Chicago 2014

THE WILL TO ADORN African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity is a multi-year collaborative folk cultural research and public presentation project initiated by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Through the work and perspectives of museum, academic, and community scholars, as … Continue reading

Urban Gateways award goes to Samantha Hill

Urban Gateways award goes to Samantha Hill

  Julie Reynolds Shaw Memorial Award Announced PRESS RELEASES | April 24, 2014 Contact: Brian J. Foster Phone: (312) 445-2749 (office) / (773) 209-5749 (cell) Email: bfoster@urbangateways.org Media Alert Julie Reynolds Shaw Memorial Award Announced Urban Gateways, a 53-year-old Chicago multidiscipline arts provider, announces that Samantha Hill is this year’s recipient of the Julie Reynolds … Continue reading

Author, Activist, Poet, Filmmaker Sam Greenlee dies at age 83

Author, Activist, Poet, Filmmaker Sam Greenlee dies at age 83

A grand old oak tree has fallen… Our long term advisor and friend Sam Greenlee has passed away. Memorial will be held at DuSable Museum of African American Art on June 6, 2014 at 6:30pm-9:30pm. More details to follow soon. Spook Who Sat By The Door – movie by Sam Greenlee

FREE!  ALTGELD GARDENS AND BEAUBIEN WOODS TOUR w/Celebration.

FREE! ALTGELD GARDENS AND BEAUBIEN WOODS TOUR w/Celebration.

FREE! ALTGELD GARDENS AND BEAUBIEN WOODS TOUR w/Celebration. This narrated bus and walking tours will highlight the African American presence in and around Beaubien Woods, the freedom-seeker’s waterway travel, civic action in Altgeld Gardens, the Calumet Region’s natural assets, and the connections between these assets and people’s lives. The Bronzeville Historical Society and The Field … Continue reading

The Great Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence (HUM225)

Originally posted on analepsis:
Complete text from the Migration series 1. During the World War there was a great migration North by Southern Negroes. 2. The World War had caused a great shortage in Northern industry and also citizens of foreign countries were returning home. 3. In every town Negroes were leaving by the hundreds to…