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Black History Month

Black History Month: Comic Art Against Erasure Maker Space & Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, February 26

Black History Month originated right here in Chicago in 1915. Carter G. Woodson was a historian, author, journalist, and University of Chicago graduate who joined thousands of African Americans in Chicago to participate in Illinois’s contribution to the national reflective efforts on the 50th anniversary of emancipation. Illinois’s commemorations included exhibitions showcasing African American achievements in business, literature, politics, and the arts. The momentum of the event inspired the establishment of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, The Journal of Negro History, and Negro Achievement Week or Black History Month as we know it today.

We’ve partnered with the Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival and the Black Chicago History Forum to present a weekend of programming reflecting on African American history and real-life heroes in Chicago through the arts! All ages welcome on Saturday, February 26.

Free with discount code BHM22 (maximum 4 tickets). 

Schedule

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Pop-Up Comic Vendor Shop with Ytasha Womack, Victor Dandridge, and Turtel Onli
2nd floor, Elizabeth Morse Room

11:00–1:00 p.m. Hero Portraits with caricature artist Arthur Wright
2nd floor, Jo Baskin Minow Balcony Gallery

11:00–11:30 a.m.Interactive Performance | Black History Heroes: Mary Bowser with actor Cynthia Maddox
2nd floor, Elizabeth Morse Genius Room

12:00–12:45 p.m.Comic Creation Workshop | Angels of the Fire: Joseph and Anna Hudlin with comic creator Victor Dandridge
1st floor, Guild Room

1:15–1:45 p.m.Freedom Sing-along with musician Lenny Marsh
2nd Floor, Elizabeth Morse Genius Room

2:00–2:30 p.m.Interactive Performance | Black History Heroes: Mary Bowser with actor Cynthia Maddox
2nd floor, Elizabeth Morse Genius Room

2:45–3:15 p.m.Comic Creation Workshop | Angels of the Fire: Joseph and Anna Hudlin with comic creator Victor Dandridge
1st floor, Guild Room

3:30–4:00 p.m.Freedom Sing-along with musician Lenny Marsh
2nd Floor, Elizabeth Morse Genius Room

 

Partners
     

As per the City of Chicago’s safety guidelines, all CHM guests 5 years of age or older will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon entry. CHM requires all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while inside the Museum or on a tour. Learn more about the Museum’s safety policies and procedures.

Storefront window of Community Book Shop, 1404 East 55th Street, in Hyde Park, Chicago, c. 1955. CHM, ICHi-086992; Mildred Mead, photographer
Cover of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack
Victor Dandridge of U Cre-8 Comics
Turtel Onli
   

The Details

Saturday

February

26 th

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

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