October 26, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Co-hosted with the Winnetka Historical Society. Members of both organizations will be admitted free; non-members $5/person.
Dr. Mary Barr will discuss her new book Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston. In it she writes about a group of childhood friends growing-up in Evanston during the 1960s and 70s at the very height of local civil rights activism. Barr tracked down her old classmates to find out what happened. During her talk Dr. Barr will also discuss her current research on the 1965 North Shore Summer Project, a civil rights campaign that challenged discriminatory housing practices in Wilmette and Winnetka. Learn more