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Chicago Reflects on the 1919 Race Riots
Karen Christianson, Newberry Library

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'Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots' looks to bring city to terms with a chilling summer 100 years ago (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Steve Johnson
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: 1/18/2019
Abstract: One hundred years ago this summer, a black teen on a raft crossed an imaginary line into a “white” section of a Lake Michigan beach, was stoned by white bathers and drowned. The interracial battle on city streets that followed caused 38 deaths and set the stage for decades of segregation, discrimination and civic dysfunction. Yet if you search the city for a commemoration of the Chicago Race Riots, as the events of July 1919 are known, you’ll find just one small marker, according to organizers of an upcoming series of events. The city’s collective neglect of this dark and seminal moment in its history is a topic that the Newberry Library and 13 other Chicago institutions hope to address with the yearlong project “Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots,” an initiative that the partners in the project will announce formally next week.
Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ent-chicago-1919-race-riots-project-0122-story.html

Chicago 1919 Program Will Honor The 100-Year Anniversary of Chicago’s Race Riot (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Katherine Newman
Publication: Weekly Citizen
Date: 1/30/2019
Abstract: The Newberry Library, a world-renowned independent research library in Chicago, and its project partners recently announced Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots which is a year-long initiative that will honor the 100-year anniversary of the Chicago race riots. The year of programming will begin Saturday, Feb. 23, at the DuSable Museum of African American History. The Chicago 1919 project was made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is being coordinated by the Newberry Library in partnership with 13 other Chicago institutions, including the Chicago Urban League which was established in 1916 and supported Chicago’s African American population before, during and after the race riots of 1919.
Link: http://thechicagocitizen.com/news/2019/jan/30/chicago-1919-program-will-honor-100-year-anniversa/

Celebrate Chicago’s Black History (Every) Month (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Karen Hawkins
Publication: Chicago Reader
Date: 2/7/2019
Abstract: In February: The Newberry Library, in partnership with 12 other Chicago institutions, is holding a year of events to examine the race riots of July 1919 that left 38 people dead and 520 injured, the vast majority of them black. The first event of the year is Saturday, February 23, at the DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E. 56th Pl.) and includes a multimedia presentation about the riots, breakout conversations about police brutality and other topics, and a reading by Eve Ewing from her new book of poems about what happened in 1919. All year: The opening event is sold out, but more programming is planned throughout 2019 about race and journalism, segregation and public education, literature, and more.
Link: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/celebrate-chicagos-black-history-every-month/Content?oid=67523878yy;y;oo;o

Impact of Chicago Race Riots Of 1919 Still Felt 100 Years Later (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jim Williams
Publication: CBS Chicago Newscast
Date: 2/24/2019
Abstract: One hundred years ago this summer, one of the most tragic chapters in Chicago history started on a beach and spread three miles. Race riots killed nearly 40 Chicagoans and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. This year the Newberry Library and 13 other cultural institutions, including the DuSable Museum, are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Chicago race riots explaining how its impact is still felt today.
Link: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/24/impact-of-chicago-race-riots-of-1919-still-felt-100-years-later/

1919 Race Riots in Chicago: A Look Back 100 Years Later (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Tonya Francisco
Publication: WGN News
Date: 2/26/2019
Abstract: This year marks 100 years since the Chicago Race Riot—a tragic event that has shaped politics and race relations in the city. Many Chicagoans do not know the whole story, but there is a push to educate and explore solutions to problems today that are similar to that very difficult period in the city's history. Now, the Chicago Urban League is one of 14 cultural institutions across the city, including the Newberry Library taking part in a year-long exploration of the history and legacy of the 1919 Race Riot.
Link: http://https://wgntv.com/2019/02/25/1919-race-riots-in-chicago-a-look-back-100-years-later/?fbclid=IwAR3nuggiXAKy_ut_h5uzna6dJztyuLiBKShLKpfGENAwTb6LwtEjZUjaTnA

“‘Chicago 1919’ explores racial tension, from Eugene Williams to Laquan McDonald (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Maudlyne Ihejirika
Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: 3/10/2019
Abstract: [on the front page] On July 27, 1919, Juanita Mitchell was 8 years old and only just arrived with her mother and sister from New Orleans to her uncle’s home in Bronzeville, before the city imploded. It’s 100 years later. The south suburban woman is 107.
Link: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-1919-race-riots-explores-racial-tension-eugene-williams-laquan-mcdonald/

"To Remember the Chicago Race Riot of 1919, Commemoration Project Looks to Public Art (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jason Daley
Publication: SmartNews: Smithsonian.com
Date: 7/30/2019
Abstract: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project is currently raising money to install public works of art around the city to commemorate where 38 people were killed during a racially motivated massacre 100 years ago.
Link: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/100-years-ago-red-summer-race-riots-gripped-america-180972763/

Commemorating Chicago's Red Summer of 1919 (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Pat Nabong
Publication: Belt Magazine
Date: 7/30/2019
Abstract: This story was recounted by Peter Cole, a historian at Western Illinois University and the co-director of Chicago Race Riots Commemoration Project, a new initiative to acknowledge a history that he says seems to have been erased from Chicago’s collective memory. Through this project, Cole hopes that people will remember. “Forgetting the past has not resulted in racial justice and racial equality and racial harmony,” he said. And the past is tethered to the present, added Franklin Cosey-Gay, the co-director of Chicago Race Riots Commemoration Project. “The 1919 Chicago Race Riots is the origin story to help us understand the structural constraints that exist at the housing, education, economic, justice and health systems in Chicago,” he said.
Link: https://beltmag.com/1919-race-riots-chicago-photos/

Hundreds of Black Americans Were Injured in Chicago's 'Red Summer' of Race Riots (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Pat Nabong
Publication: Associated Press
Date: 7/24/2019
Abstract: It happened 100 years ago, in the "Red Summer" of race riots that spread across the United States. But the terror of those days still reverberates in a city that continues to grapple with segregation, housing discrimination, and deep tension between residents and police.
Link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/24/chicagos-red-summer-segregation-still-issue-after-race-riots/1812339001/

It’s Been 100 Years: Is Chicago Finally Ready To Reckon With the City’s 1919 Race Riots?+ (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: Block Club Chicago
Date: 7/23/2019
Abstract: 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.
Link: https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/07/23/its-been-100-years-is-chicago-finally-ready-to-reckon-with-the-citys-1919-race-riots/

The Red Summer of 1919 (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Julius L. Jones
Publication: Chicago History Museum Blog
Date: 7/26/2019
Abstract: This Saturday marks one hundred years since the Chicago Race Riot, which began on July 27 and ended on August 3, 1919. In this photo essay, CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones recounts the events of that tumultuous week, as well as the legacy of activism that came from it. All images are from the collection of the Chicago History Museum.
Link: https://www.chicagohistory.org/chi1919/

Bike Ride: Visualizing the 1919 Chicago Race Riots in Today's City (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: Programming Librarian
Date: 7/22/2019
Abstract: This event was a large-scale (approximately 140 people), 10-mile bike ride through Chicago's South Side neighborhoods, where violence erupted during the Chicago Race Riots of July 1919. Facilitated by Blackstone Bicycle Works, a community-based nonprofit, and in partnership with other community-based groups, the tour started at the only marker of the riots in the city — at 29th Street and the lakefront — and then moved through the neighborhoods of Bronzeville, Bridgeport, the Stockyards and back to the lake. We made eight stops at historic points to learn some history, hear from our partners and reflect on the events of 100 years ago.
Link: http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/bike-ride-visualizing-1919-chicago-race-riots-today%E2%80%99s-city

Chicago Residents Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Red Summer Race Riots (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: ABC 7 Eyewitness News
Date: 7/28/2019
Abstract: On this day 100 years ago, the race riots of the Red Summer of 1919 rocked Chicago, setting the city on a course of racial segregation that still remains. Dozens of people were killed, all because a young boy crossed an imaginary boundary at 31st Street Beach. To mark the 100th anniversary, residents gathered Saturday at the beach near a small marker noting where the unrest began. They held a ceremony, sponsored by the Bronzeville Historical Society, to bring to light one of Chicago's most violent racial conflicts.
Link: https://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-commemorates-100th-anniversary-of-red-summer-race-riots/5423376/

Annual Bughouse Square Debates Held in Washington Park (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: CBS 2 Sunday News
Date: 7/28/2019
Abstract: Footage of Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaking at the Newberry Library's program, "The Bughouse Square Debates: Legacies of 1919," on July 27, 2019.
Link: http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaView/?c3RhdGlvbj02ODAmU3RhcnREYXRlVGltZT0wNyUyZjI4JTJmMjAxOSswNSUzYTM0JTNhNTcmRW5kRGF0ZVRpbWU9MDclMmYyOCUyZjIwMTkrMDUlM2EzNiUzYTEwJiYmZHVyYXRpb249MTM5Njk5JnBhcnRuZXJpZD03MzEzJiZoaWdobGlnaHRyZWdleD0lNWNibmV3YmVycnkrbGlicmFyeSU1Y2ImbW9kZWRpdG9yZW5hYmxlPXRydWUmbW9kZWRpdG9yZGVzdGluYXRpb25zPTQmJmV4cGlyYXRpb249MDglMmYyNyUyZjIwMTkrMDUlM2EzNCUzYTU3LjAwMCZpbnN0YW50UGxheT1UcnVlJnNpZ25hdHVyZT0yNmI3OGJiYmVmMTQ0OWE2N2NlZDQzNTFlZTM2MTY5NQ==

Newberry Library Hosts Bughouse Square Debates (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: WBN Weekend Morning News
Date: 7/28/2019
Abstract: News coverage of the Newberry Library's program, "The Bughouse Square Debates: Legacies of 1919," July 27, 2019.
Link: http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaView/?c3RhdGlvbj0yNzQwJlN0YXJ0RGF0ZVRpbWU9MDclMmYyOCUyZjIwMTkrMDglM2EwOCUzYTM3JkVuZERhdGVUaW1lPTA3JTJmMjglMmYyMDE5KzA4JTNhMDklM2EwNSYmJmR1cmF0aW9uPTMwMDczMyZwYXJ0bmVyaWQ9NzMxMyYmaGlnaGxpZ2h0cmVnZXg9JTVjYm5ld2JlcnJ5K2xpYnJhcnklNWNiJm1vZGVkaXRvcmVuYWJsZT10cnVlJm1vZGVkaXRvcmRlc3RpbmF0aW9ucz00JiZleHBpcmF0aW9uPTA4JTJmMjclMmYyMDE5KzA4JTNhMDglM2EzNy4wMDAmaW5zdGFudFBsYXk9VHJ1ZSZzaWduYXR1cmU9ODA1Y2YwYWU0NTU3YTg3OTMwMjhmMDYyZTFkN2FkMzg=

100 Years Later, Shadow of Red Summer of 1919 Race Riots Still Hangs over Chicago (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: 7/26/2019
Abstract: News story about the Chicago 1919 race riots, their legacy, and upcoming commemorative activities around the city.
Link: https://abc7chicago.com/society/100-years-later-shadow-of-red-summer-race-riots-still-hangs-over-chicago/5422281/

Church will Present 3-Day Program on Chicago's 1919 Race Riots (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mrinalini Pandey
Publication: Hyde Park Herald
Date: 6/25/2019
Abstract: The Interfaith Council of the Augustana Lutheran Church in Hyde Park is organizing three days of events from June 25-27 commemorating the 1919 riots in partnership with the Baha’i community of Hyde Park. The aim of the event is to revive 1919 riots in the collective memory, with a view that this provides an understanding of the city and the racial inequalities that still beset it.
Link: https://hpherald.com/2019/06/25/church-swill-present-3-day-program-on-chicagos-1919-race-riots/

Race Riot Anniversary to be Marked July 27 (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: Windy City Times
Date: 6/21/2019
Abstract: In Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, the 100th anniversary of day that ignited the 1919 Chicago Race Riot ( CRR19 ) will be commemorated with a couple events on Saturday, July 27.
Link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Race-Riot-anniversary-to-be-marked-July-27/66602.html%3cbr%20/%3e

Editorial: Chicago’s race riots of 1919 and the epilogue that resonates today (Media Coverage)
Author(s): The Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: 6/19/2019
Abstract: Throughout this year, the Newberry Library and other Chicago institutions are sponsoring events and educational efforts to acquaint today’s Chicagoans with that violent week and what sparked it.
Link: https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-race-riots-chicago-1919-20190719-mchp4rs7dvbilaf6m27i2kuzxy-story.html

"Ready to Explode": How a Black Boy's Drifting Raft Trigged a Deadly Week of Riots 100 Years Ago in Chicago (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: 6/19/2019
Abstract: One hundred years ago, 7-year-old Juanita Mitchell should have been playing with other children in the streets during that summer’s heat wave and getting to know her new home on Chicago’s South Side. But instead, Mitchell and other relatives were trapped inside a stifling upstairs room, sometimes huddled behind a piano, as angry mobs of young white men and boys roamed the so-called black belt looking to maim, kill or set fires. Mitchell — one of the last living eyewitnesses to Chicago’s most violent racial conflict that began on July 27, 1919 — still recalls her uncle Cecil’s signal that white men armed with guns had crossed Wentworth Avenue, the racial dividing line, and entered their neighborhood.
Link: https://www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-1919-chicago-riots-100th-anniversary-20190719-k4dexppvd5c6bkqbfwhgxfiacy-story.html

Eve L. Ewing on ‘1919,’ her new poetry collection about Chicago’s little-known race riot (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: 6/19/2019
Abstract: Eve L. Ewing would like folks to spend 20 minutes Wikipedia-ing ‘Chicago race riot of 1919,’ the violent conflict that erupted across the city a century ago — the deadliest in a wave of race riots that swept the United States that year. “At the bare minimum, I just want people to Google ‘Red Summer,’” says the acclaimed author of “Electric Arches” and “Ghosts in the Schoolyard,” when asked how she hopes readers will respond to her new poetry collection, “1919.”
Link: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-eve-ewing-1919-0623-20190619-pt54dvj225gurl5gnjllkjfmli-story.html

Learn how public art shaped Chicago through walking tour series (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: Curbed Chicago
Date: 4/30/2019
Link: https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/4/30/18524213/public-art-newberry-library-chicago-history-seminar

Things to do in Chicago this weekend: Chicago 1919 series: ‘Migration and Housing’ (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Adam Lukach
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Date: 5/3/2019
Abstract: Chicago 1919 is a conversation series that will host events throughout 2019 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the city’s historic race riots. “Migration and Housing” is the first program, a conversation led by writer Lee Bey, Dr. Tanesha House and Brad Hunt from the Newberry Library.
Link: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-things-to-do-in-chicago-this-weekend-20190501-story.html

Race talks grow as 100th anniversary of race riots nears (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: The Crusader Newspaper
Date: 3/14/2019
Abstract: Chicago’s 1919 race riots barely register in the city’s current consciousness, yet they were a significant turning point in shaping the racial divides seen today. The Newberry Library and 13 other Chicago institutions have organized Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots, a year-long initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, engaging in public conversations about the legacy of the most violent week in Chicago history.
Link: https://chicagocrusader.com/race-talks-grow-as-100th-anniversary-of-race-riots-nears/

Chicago Reflects on Bloody 1919 Race Riot, Seeking Direction from the Past (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Nader Issa
Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: 7/27/2019
Abstract: At multiple events Saturday for the 100th anniversary of the start of the riots, the city reflected on the dark chapter of its history and the legacy of the riots today.
Link: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/27/8933166/chicago-reflects-on-bloody-summer-1919-seeking-direction-from-past

How Chicago is Facing its Violent History (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jonita Davis
Publication: Yes Magazine
Date: 7/26/2019
Abstract: A century after the deadly riot, the Chicago Race Riots of 1919 Commemoration Project looks to build bridges in a city still grappling with its segregated past—and present.
Link: https://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/chicago-race-riots-project-confronts-violent-history-20190726

Blood in the Streets (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Robert Loerzel
Publication: Chicago Magazine
Date: 7/23/2019
Abstract: A hundred years ago, Chicago experienced the worst spasm of racial violence in the city’s history. Here’s how the riot unfolded, in the words of those who lived it.
Link: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2019/1919-Race-Riot/

Mapping Chicago’s 1919 race riots (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jack Wang
Publication: UChicago News
Date: 7/22/2019
Abstract: Interactive map built by UChicago scholar and students sheds new light on riots.
Link: https://news.uchicago.edu/story/mapping-chicagos-1919-race-riots

Bike Tour Brings Riders Up Close To Chicago’s Race Riot History (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mariah Woelfel
Publication: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Date: 6/30/2019
Abstract: Nearly 150 people took a bike tour through the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood Saturday for a firsthand look at an important part of Chicago history. WBEZ rode along on the tour to bring you a bit of history from each stop.
Link: https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/bike-tour-brings-riders-up-close-to-chicagos-race-riot-history/7a2c8ef8-3c83-460d-ba75-ae1b1e1364f3

The most violent week in Chicago history (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Terrence F. Chappell
Publication: Chicago Reader
Date: 4/30/2019
Abstract: Before there was Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Laquan McDonald, there was 17-year-old Eugene Williams.
Link: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-most-violent-week-in-chicago-history-race-riots-1919/Content?oid=69973632

The Chicago Race Riots of 1919: violence that cemented the city's segregation (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Sher Watts Spooner
Publication: Daily Kos
Date: 7/7/2019
Abstract: Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots is a year-long initiative revolving around the history of the riots. The project is holding events throughout the city all year to teach current Chicagoans about the history that few of them know. The effort is being funded primarily by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is being led by the Newberry Library with support from 13 other local institutions. Partner organizations include the DuSable Museum for African American History, the Chicago History Museum, and many others.
Link: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/7/7/1550079/-The-Chicago-Race-Riots-of-1919-violence-that-cemented-the-city-s-segregation

Segregation among issues Chicago faces 100 years after riots (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Noreen Nasir
Publication: Associated Press
Date: 7/24/2019
Abstract: It happened 100 years ago, in the “Red Summer” of race riots that spread across the United States. But the terror of those days still reverberates in a city that continues to grapple with segregation, housing discrimination, and deep tension between residents and police.
Link: https://apnews.com/d759f01363584b3a9aa232f07082475a?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

1919 race riots: the seminal Chicago event that many know almost nothing about (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Nader Issa
Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: 7/26/2019
Abstract: “It has never been comfortable in this country to talk about race. People would rather not and would rather attribute a lot of the difficulties that we have to something other than race,” said Charles Whitaker, dean of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Link: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/26/8932343/chicago-1919-race-riots-beach-100th-anniversary-red-summer

Was labor unrest at the stockyards to blame for the violence that erupted into the 1919 race riots? (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Deanna Isaacs
Publication: Chicago Reader
Date: 7/23/2019
Abstract: You may have heard about the instigating event of the 1919 Chicago race riot. On Sunday, July 27, Eugene Williams, a Black teenager, inadvertently floated across an invisible line into the "white section" of the water at the 29th Street Beach, where he was stoned by a white man and drowned. A week of rioting followed, ending with 38 more people dead and more than 500 wounded. What's not as well known is the convoluted history of Chicago labor tension that led up to the riot, says Concordia University professor David Bates, who's documented that history in a new book, The Ordeal of the Jungle.
Link: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/newberry-library-1919-race-riot-bughouse-square/Content?oid=71907392


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