1919 Race Riots
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Get A History Lesson On Two Wheels About The 1919 Race Riot — And Its Impact On Modern Chicago
With visits to riot sites and other important parts of Chicago Black history, organizers of a weekend bike ride want to give context to the racial violence of a century ago.
Ida B. Wells Foundation Hosting Friday Morning Meditation In Honor Of Her Birthday
The one-hour meditation starts 7 a.m. Friday at 3700 S. Langley Ave. No experience is necessary, but participants should bring a blanket or a comfortable folding chair.
South Shore, Tulsa Students Link Up For History Exchange On 1919 Race Riot, 1921 Black Wall Street Massacre
Students in South Shore and in Tulsa are drawing connections between racial violence in 1919, 1921 and the present. The virtual exchange includes chats with NBA players and bike tours.
Jesse Binga, Chicago’s First Black Banker Who Refused To Let Bombings Stop His Ambition, Profiled In New Book
Jesse Binga came to Chicago as a Pullman porter, made millions in real estate and died a janitor.
Eve Ewing Brings City’s Dark, Racist History To Light In ‘1919,’ A Collection Of Poems About Chicago’s Race Riots
Whose stories get told? Which histories get taught? Poet Eve Ewing views Chicago's 1919 race riots from a new perspective.
Performance Honoring Eugene Williams At Bronzeville Beach Will ‘Reclaim A Site Of Violence’ On Race Riot’s Centennial
About 100 people will float in Lake Michigan at Burroughs Beach Saturday where Williams was killed for crossing invisible racial boundaries 100 years ago.
The Man Behind The Powerful, Disturbing Images Of The 1919 Race Riots Emerges From Obscurity
Like the 1919 riots, the story of Jun Fujita has long been buried. The pioneering photojournalist is now emerging from the shadows of history.
It’s Been 100 Years: Is Chicago Finally Ready To Reckon With the City’s 1919 Race Riots?
Not talking about the 1919 race riots has been the Chicago Way for 100 years, but ignoring one of the ugliest periods in the city's history is hampering its present and future.