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Bronzeville: Chicago’s Harlem (Virtual)

One Book, Everyone Reads 2022

Join us in a conversation about the role that Bronzeville played in shaping the Black Literary Renaissance Movement and how that legacy lives on today.

Historically, Harlem has been recognized as the epicenter of the cultural experience known as the Black Renaissance. What is seldom spoken about is the important role and contributions the Chicago neighborhood of Bronzeville played in the development of the Chicago Black Renaissance Literary Movement. Nestled in this southside mecca are places, spaces, and experiences that shaped such literary and intellectual giants as Horace Cayton, St. Clair Drake, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Arna Bontemps.

Presented by cultural curator and preservationist Dr. Angelyn Anderson, whose research focus is education and preservation efforts of historic and cultural capital within the African-American community. Her area of interest is the impact of gentrification on historic and cultural preservation, specifically in Bronzeville and similar communities. Through the Neighborhood Perspectives Project, she continues to study the impact of gentrification on historic and cultural preservation as a way to create conversations and educational opportunities about community history. Dr. Angelyn also serves as the curator of reClaiming Bronzeville™, a space created to catalog and share the powerful stories about Bronzeville as a way to preserve the stories and history of the neighborhood. She resides in Bronzeville, is an authentic taco connoisseur and an avid DIYer.

Once you register for the event, you will immediately receive your Zoom link to log in the evening of the program. 

This program is presented as part of the library’s One Book, Everyone Reads community reading program. Learn more about the series and this year’s selected book, Three Girls from Bronzeville by Dawn Turner, here.

Make sure to join us for our signature author event, a conversation between Dawn Turner and Alex Kotlowitz, on Wednesday, May 11, at 7pm. Register here.

One Book, Everyone Reads is funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Presentation |

TAGS: | Virtual | OBER |

Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

From I-94 (Edens Expressway):from the South - exit at Lake Ave. East. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. • from the North - exit at Rt. 41/Skokie Blvd. Turn left (east) on Lake Ave. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. 


Mass transit options include CTA, Metra, and Pace.

Upcoming events

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Sat, Dec 03, 1:15pm - 4:30pm
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Sun, Dec 04, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
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Mon, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
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Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Dec 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
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Sun, Dec 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
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