Virtual Event | The Great Migration: Placemaking and Remembrance
Sunday, February 28
“I thought about that land often. What does it look like? Does someone live there? Why had I never gone down there, to this literal piece of Black History?” — Evan F. Moore, “This Land is My Land,” The Chicago Reader
For years, Chicago Sun-Times culture and entertainment reporter Evan F. Moore heard family members share their memories about the land they owned in Boley, Oklahoma, and wondered about those spaces. Boley is one of more than fifty Black towns settled on land occupied by Creek Native Americans and the descendants of formerly enslaved Black people called “Creek Freedmen.” Last year, Moore decided to visit Boley for the first time and explore his ties to the land.
Log on and join Moore as he shares his family’s placemaking story, recounting his first visit to Boley and his journey through the archives that led him to affirmations and discovery.
This event is free of charge; we would greatly appreciate a donation to the Museum in any amount. Program runs about 1 hour; Zoom link provided after registration.
Evan F. Moore is a culture and entertainment reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. His work has been featured in the Chicago Reader, Chicago Magazine, Rolling Stone, ESPN’s The Undefeated, Bleacher Report, and The Athletic, among others. He is a Peter Lisagor Award winner and a co-author of Game Misconduct: Hockey’s Toxic Culture and How to Fix It (forthcoming October 2021).