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Changing the Narrative: A Look at African American Heritage Sites in Evanston
Join us for a look at the recent efforts by the City of Evanston to recognize sites and buildings that speak to the role African Americans played in shaping the suburb.

Established in 1863, the City of Evanston benefited economically and socially from the contribution of its African American residents—a fact often diminished in, if not excluded entirely from, historical records and narratives.

The City of Evanston recently supported a resolution that was developed by the Shorefront Legacy Center to recognize African American Heritage Sites and the role of African Americans in shaping the Evanston community. While many buildings have not been afforded the formal protection of historic preservation efforts, the community is now committed to recognizing this cultural legacy with historic markers and education.

Morris "Dino" Robinson, Jr. and Kris Hartzell will explore some of these sites and discuss new ways to establish and recognize their historical significance beyond established norms.

Admission: $10. EHC Members are free. To pay the admission fee, please visit:
If you are not an EHC member, please consider signing up for an annual membership. You can attend all the "Under the Buffalo" presentations for free.

Oct 6, 2022 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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