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In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement & the Fight for Fair Housing exhibition tour

Enjoy an audio tour of our latest exhibition, In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement & the Fight for Fair Housing. The exhibition features 40 historic photos by activist Bernard Kleina (Wheaton, IL), who captured rare color photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Chicago civil rights leadership, and organized public marches. Complementing a historic perspective, “In Focus” showcases statement pieces that help remind viewers that we still have a long way to go before we achieve what Dr. King and others fought for. This includes recent photographs of summer 2020 protests taken by Chicago photographer Vashon Jordan Jr.. This exhibition also debuts a collaborative project between the Design Museum of Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum’s Teen Council, and York Community High School’s Black Student Union.

The exhibition “In Focus” and related programs are generously sponsored by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation and David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation.

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In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement & the Fight for Fair Housing exhibition tour
  1. Chapter 1: Chicago in the 1950s/1960s
  2. Jennetta Pegues, National Public Housing Museum, interview
  3. Byron Dickens, National Public Housing Museum, interview
  4. Chapter 2: White Flight
  5. Dorothy Tucker, HistoryMaker interview
  6. Chapter 3: Preventative Practices
  7. Art Minson, HistoryMaker Interview
  8. Chapter 4: Welcome to Elmhurst
  9. Chapter 5: Selma, The Turning Point
  10. Chapter 6: Focusing on the North
  11. Chapter 7: Grant Park to City Hall
  12. Chapter 8: Soldier Field
  13. Chapter 9: Summer of '66 Marches
  14. Chapter 10: Marquette Park
  15. Reverend Evan Clay, HistoryMakers interview
  16. Chapter 11: Remember Why You're Here, Brother
  17. Chapter 12: Escalation and Agreement
  18. Chapter 13: Federal and Local Fair Housing Laws
  19. Chapter 14: Depth of Field, Teens Project
  20. Chapter 15: The Movement is Not Over