Partner Event | Spirit of the Time: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party
Thursday, October 13
In partnership with the Historical Preservation Society of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, the Chicago History Museum presents an educational programming series remembering the actions and activism of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party.
Join us at the Museum as CHM director of curatorial affairs Charles E. Bethea moderates a riveting panel discussion with members of the Illinois Chapter:
- Billy “Ché” Brooks, Deputy Minister of Education
- Wanda Ross, primary organizer of the Free Breakfast for School Children Program
- Ralph Bostick, who helped establish the People’s Free Medical Clinics
Hear about the Illinois Chapter’s groundbreaking work during the 1960s and ’70s, a time of global unrest and extreme poverty in Chicago. The chapter helped establish the nationwide Free Breakfast for Children program and provide community health services for the poor and underserved. Thanks to the prolific activism of Chairman Fred Hampton and the Illinois Chapter, their works have resonated through history and continue to inspire contemporary movements for social justice.
General admission, $20
Historical Preservation Society members, $15
Seniors (65 & up), $15
Students with ID, $15
While masks are appreciated, they are no longer required. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures.
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