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 free 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.