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Prizes for Chicago Reflects on the 1919 Race Riots

GW-261139-18
Chicago Reflects on the 1919 Race Riots
Karen Christianson, Newberry Library

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Prizes for “Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots” Receives 2020 Outstanding Public History Project Award from the National Council on Public History (Blog Post)

2020 Outstanding Public History Project Award [link]
Date: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM
Organization: National Council on Public History [link]
Abstract: The Newberry Library and the National Council on Public History (NCPH) are pleased to announce that Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots has earned the 2020 Outstanding Public History Project Award. The NCPH presents the award annually to a project “that contributes to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or that serves as a model of professional public history practice.” In 2019, the Newberry Library—in partnership with 13 cultural organizations in Chicago—led Chicago 1919, a year-long initiative commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Chicago race riots. The NEH-funded project engaged scholars, teachers, activists, poets, journalists, filmmakers, and citizens in a series of community conversations about the decisive role the riots played in cementing racial division in Chicago.


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