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November 7th

Virtual Tour | Old Town: Art, Music, and Theater

11/07 3:00 p.m.

From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past. More

November 10th

Virtual Tour | The Haymarket Affair

11/10 4:00 p.m.

Join author and historian Paul Durica on a virtual tour of places and spaces pertaining to labor relations, immigration, social protest, and the right to peaceful assembly in times of uncertainty and terror. More

    November 10th

    Virtual Tour | Pilsen Murals

    11/10 4:00 p.m.

    Take a virtual walk with local guide Luis Tubens and discover the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures. More
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      By 1960, Chicago’s Black population had reached over 800,000, and in Black neighborhoods, this meant schools were overcrowded, even though new buildings had been built for Black students. In December 1961, the Board of Education approved Superintendent Ben Willis’s plan to buy 150‒200 aluminum mobile school units (pejoratively called “Willis Wagons”) and install them at More

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