Place of Protest: Chicago's Legacy of Dissent, Declaration, and Disruption

Share Your History

This exhibit explores a small portion of the many significant Chicago protests that shaped the history of the city, the nation, and the world. While local repositories carry documentation of numerous events not covered here, there are still more protests in the city's history that are not represented in institutional archives. Whose voices are preserved by traditional archives? What stories are missing? How can collections create more inclusive understanding of the past and present?

CONSIDER HELPING TO BUILD AN ARCHIVE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS by donating your physical objects, photographs, and other ephemera documenting protest. Please consult the following Chicago Collections members whose collections are featured in the exhibit:For a list of all Chicago Collections members, click here.

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