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Abraham Lincoln

As president, Abraham Lincoln faced our nation’s greatest crisis–the Civil War. This installation highlights Lincoln’s election in 1860, his leadership during the Civil war, and his tragic assassination. Artifacts on display are from the John and Jeanne Rowe Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln Collection. The installation is supported by a gift from The Gupta Family More

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Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968

Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968 invites visitors to walk through a winding gallery that features over 25 photographs depicting key moments in Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights movement, with a special focus on his time in Chicago. Chicago, like other U.S. cities, erupted in the wake of King’s assassination on April 4, 1968. While More

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Chicago and the Great War

More than four thousand men and women from Cook County lost their lives in World War I. The Great War began in 1914 and pitted the Central Powers, led by Germany and Austria-Hungary, against the Allied Powers, led by Great Britain and France. The conflict claimed more than 17 million lives, left more than 20 More

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Race: Are We So Different?

It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community, strength, and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people and even genocide. Today, contemporary scientific understanding More

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