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Policing Racial Violence: 1919 and Beyond

Tuesday, October 15

In 1919, what role did the police play in calming the riots or fueling them? How did various communities view the police in 1919 and what has changed today? Join Robin Robinson, special adviser for community affairs at the Chicago Police Department, and Simon Balto, assistant professor of history at the University of Iowa and author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power, for a talk about law enforcement and the nature of racial violence from 1919 to the present.

Free, RSVP required

Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots is a year-long initiative to heighten the 1919 Chicago race riots in the city’s collective memory, engaging Chicagoans in public conversations about the legacy of the most violent week in Chicago history.

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15 th

7:00–8:30 p.m.

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Chicago History Museum

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