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Educator Program

Educator Book Club: 1919 Chicago Race Riots

Saturday, October 19

and Saturday, December 14
9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

$50, 6 PD hours

In this two-part book study group, educators will examine two works on the 1919 Race Riot by local authors: Crossing the Line by Bibi Belford (recommended for grades 49) and A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield (recommended for grades 79).

The first session includes a presentation on the events by CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones, primary source analysis activities, and time in our Chicago: Crossroads of America exhibition to establish historical context. The second session features facilitated group discussions, teaching strategies, and authors Bibi Belford and Claire Hartfield reading selections from their works, answering questions, and signing books.

Educators must attend both sessions for full credit. Registration includes light breakfast refreshments and a copy of the book of your choice.

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19 th

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.



$ 50

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

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