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Black History Month

Black History Month
Black History Month

10 Iconic Black Chicagoans You Should Know For Black History Month And Beyond

From art to science, these Black Chicagoans changed the game and have made a lasting impact on the city's neighborhoods.


You’re Invited: Black History Is Chicago History

On Feb. 24, join us for a virtual conversation with historian Shermann "Dilla" Thomas, activist and Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Folded Map creator Tonika Lewis Johnson on the Black Chicagoans who made our city great.


Chicago Black Restaurant Week Is Back. Here Are The Black-Owned Eateries Participating This Year

Chicago Black Restaurant Week is back for its seventh annual celebration Sunday through Feb. 20. Participating restaurants this year are everywhere from Evergreen Park to Fulton Market.


Organizers Turn Looted Office Into Pilot For West Side Black History Museum

"We were trying to understand the mindset of why this would happen," said Ralph Hopkins. "We attribute it to a lack of understanding exactly who we are as a people, our culture."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Students Release Black History Month Album Honoring Black Music, Art, Poetry

Youth participants at Marillac St. Vincent Family Services recorded the album in lieu of their annual Black History Month community performances.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Black History Month Was Born At The Old Wabash YMCA. A New Virtual Tour Lets You Stroll Through It

Living Landmark tells the story of the former Wabash YMCA at 3757 S. Wabash Ave. in Bronzeville.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Black Kids Can Drum, Dance And Read Plenty Of Books During This Month’s Black History Tour

The event series was planned "to create this healthy racial identity — you are black and you are somebody," organizer Candice Washington said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore