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Educator Book Club: 1919 Chicago Race Riots

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 4–9) and A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield (recommended for More


A Fighter for Workers’ Rights

In this blog post, CHM curatorial intern Brigid Kennedy recounts the life of labor organizer Lucy Parsons. The details of Lucy Parsons’s early life in Texas are murky, and she herself provided different accounts of her youth and heritage. Her race was the subject of public debate, but she claimed only Mexican and Muscogee Creek More

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