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December
28
December
28

Correcting the Record Books

Posted under Stories by Peter T. Alter

On December 16, 2020, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred made big sports news with the announcement that the MLB had “elevated” seven professional Negro Leagues to major league status. “All of us who love baseball have long known that the Negro Leagues produced many of our game’s best players, innovations, and triumphs against More

December
11
December
11

Summer Fun

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Activities Long cold winters and soggy springs leave us very ready to enjoy warm summer days! Chicagoans are fortunate to have amazing parks throughout the city, beaches along Lake Michigan, and beautiful spaces such as the Riverwalk and the 606 for outdoor activities. From front porches to backyard grilling, summer is meant for fun. This More

    September
    25
    September
    25

    The Palmer House: Next Door to Everything

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    In light of the recent news that the Palmer House Hotel faces a $338 million foreclosure suit, CHM staff members take a look back at its three iterations. The Palmer House Hotel was long the pinnacle of grandeur and luxury in Chicago and was for decades the hotel of choice for visiting presidents, dignitaries, and More

      September
      18
      September
      18

      To Stretch and Pull and Expand a Universe

      Posted under Collections by Jessica Pushor

      Head into costume storage with CHM costume collection manager Jessica Pushor as she discusses the iconic costume pieces that came out of the partnership between dancer and choreographer Ruth Page and artist Isamu Noguchi. Ruth Page (1899–1991) was a legendary ballerina and innovative choreographer. She was the first American guest ballet soloist with the Metropolitan Opera, and More

      September
      04
      September
      04

      The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

      To mark Labor Day and Chicago’s long history of labor activism, CHM assistant curator Brittany Hutchinson recounts how the Pullman Company’s porters formed the first all-Black labor union in the US to address low wages, long hours, and mistreatment from passengers.   In August 1925, A. Philip Randolph was elected president the newly formed Brotherhood More

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