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Chicago History Cruise

07/26 3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise. More


1919 Red Summer: Chicago Remembers

07/27 3:00–5:00 p.m.

The Chicago History Museum and the DuSable Museum of African American History come together to remember the historic events of the summer of 1919. More


    Historic Old Town Walking Tour

    07/27 10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

    Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot! More
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    Affirmative Action and Black Achievement

    Posted under Collections by Robert Blythe

    Collections volunteer Robert Blythe writes about Chicagoan Paul King Jr., a building contractor and social justice advocate, fifty years after the Coalition of United Community Action led a demonstration on July 22, 1969, demanding that building trade unions provide on-the-job trainee positions for minority groups. Many Chicagoans were taken aback in July 1969 when two hundred More

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