The Chicago Race Riots of 1919 were the most violent week in the city's history. What happened, and why? Join us for a conversation with D. Bradford Hunt, Chicago historian and Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry Library, 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. Dr. Hunt’s lecture will be preceded by the brief Annual Meeting of the Wilmette Historical Society. All are welcome to this free lecture, but seating is limited. Call 847-853-7666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
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Annual Meeting and Lecture - "Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots in the Past and Present"
Sunday, January 26, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Free; Advance tickets recommended