Mark your calendar to attend the Black Chicago History Forum Monthly FREE lectures.

Lecture/discussions to be held at the Du Sable Museum of African American History at 57th and Cottage Grove, Chicago. The last Saturday of every month at 1:30pm – 3:00PM:

Register here Black History Forum April 28 1:30pm

April 28, 2018 – Post – World War Two -Lionel Kimble and Christopher R. Reed
May 26, 2018 – The 1950s – Christopher R. Reed and Lionel Kimble                                            June 30, 2018 – 1960s – Christopher R. Reed

Black Chicago History Forum officers

Officers: Christopher R. Reed, Ph.D., Director &
Lionel Kimble, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Director


History – From Du Sable to Obama – Christopher R. Reed, Chair

Origins of the Chicago population/Genealogy – Patricia Bearden, Chair;
Labor – Lionel Kimble, Jr., Chair
Politics and Government – Robert T. Starks, Sr., Chair

Business – Robert Howard, Chair; Myiti Sengstacke Rice

The Arts – John E. Towns

Religion and Religious Institutions –

Educational Influences (curriculum development) – Joycella Omerey, Patricia Bearden, Yolanda Walker Simmons, Sharon Stingley, LaNaye Lawson, Katherine Kemp & Linda Pincham

     Negro history (African American), 1940s

     African-centered (Afrocentric), 1960s

     Pan African, 1960s

     Year-round teaching institute

     Curriculum development

Health institutions and the professions – Charles V. Hamilton & Darlene Clark Hine, Co-chairs

Archival restoration – Aaisha Haykal, Chair
Recreation and sports –
Africa and its influence on Chicagoans – O.J. Moore; Skyla Hearn
Federated women’s clubs -Yvonne Bennett, chair;
Fraternities and sororities –
Growth and Advancement of the Professions – Darlene Clark Hine, Chair; Christopher R. Reed
Black Core Culture/Indigenous Features – Sherry Williams