On View: Wednesday, December 12, 2019- Friday, January 3, 2020
Shorefront Legacies tells the many stories of the African American and Hatiian American histories of the Northshore. Showcasing people and places that are significant to the foundations of the Black communities in the area, as well as the foundations of Evanston itself. Starting in 1882 Shorefront Legacies outlines individuals and the incredible impact they had on their community. From the well known life of the Honorary Lorraine Morton to the less known origins of some of the most prominent Black churches, this exhibition is full of Evanston and American history.
Accompanying Shorefront Legacies, is an Evanston specific portion of the Undesign the Redline exhibition will be on display on the 3rd floor of the Main Library through the end of the year. The exhibit describes Evanston’s history of redlining and housing segregation and the impacts it has on the city today. Created by Designing the WE and Evanston historian and archivist, Dino Robinson, this educational and engaging exhibit invites the viewer to learn more about the historic and systemic racism in the local housing market and make connections to current social and political topics.
To learn about Black history along the Northshore, please visit educator and archivist, Dino Robinson at the Shorefront Legacy Center, 2214 Ridge Ave or call (847) 864-7467.