About the Exhibit

Participating Members

Thank you to the following Chicago Collections members who contributed material for this exhibit. For a list of all Chicago Collections members, click here.

Curators and Content Contributors

The exhibit was curated by David Greenstein, Lecturer, Special Collections and University Archives, Richard J. Daley Library, The University of Illinois at Chicago and Megan Keller Young, Instructor and Special Collections Librarian, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Timeline entries by:
Amara Andrew,  University of Illinois at Chicago
Francesco De Salvatore,  University of Illinois at Chicago
Erin Glasco,  University of Illinois at Chicago
David Greenstein,  University of Illinois at Chicago
Megan Keller Young,  University of Illinois at Chicago
Jonathan Kelley,  University of Illinois at Chicago
Ion Nimerencu,  University of Illinois at Chicago

Thanks also to:
‚ÄčElena Bulgarella
Kate Flynn
Dan Harper
The Chicago Collections Digital Exhibit Committee

Contact Us

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This digital timeline is part of Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots, a year-long initiative organized by The Newberry Library and 13 other Chicago institutions participating in public conversations about the legacy of the most violent week in Chicago history. The initiative is funded by National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Related Programs and Projects

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Red Summer/Winter Blues
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Barbara Allen, Cameron McWhirter, Jacqueline Stewart
Thursday, November 14, 6 to 8 pm
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