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Virtual Event

Virtual Tour | Beyond Jane: Social Services & the South Side

Thursday, October 8

While the history of social work in twentieth-century Chicago tends to focus on Jane Addams’s achievements on the Near West Side, the South Side was also home to awe-inspiring activists and social service providers who are often left out of historic accounts. Explore the landmarks that tell the stories of Black women who developed large-scale social services and institutions, including Mary Greens Evans, pastor of Cosmopolitan Community Church; Ada S. McKinley, founder of South Side Settlement House; and Dr. Fannie Hagen Emanuel, a physician and the founder of Emanuel Settlement House. Log on and join Essence McDowell, coauthor of Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago’s South Side, for a behind-the-scenes virtual visit to discover the dynamic legacies of these social activists who worked for the rights of a Black population that was expanding due to the Great Migration while fighting against racism.

 $5; Free for members  

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Tour runs about 1 hour; Zoom link provided after registration

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The Details



8 th

3:00 p.m.



$ 5

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Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories