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June 2019

Carlo Rotella, The World Is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood in conversation with Deborah Harrington, Ava St. Claire and Natalie Moore

June 8 from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Carlo Rotella is director of the American studies program at Boston College. He writes for the New York Times Magazine, and he has been a regular op-ed columnist for the Boston Globe and radio commentator for WGBH.   Deborah Harrington is CEO of the Harrington Group, developing individual and collective capacity to promote and advance social justice, coalition building, racial equity, and political reform. As former President of two grantmaking foundations, Deborah influenced national philanthropic sector awareness and investment in…

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Telling the Buried Truths: The Histories of African-Descended People in Early Illinois, 1720-1830 with Anna-Lisa Cox, The Bone and Sinew of the Land and M. Scott Heerman, The Alchemy of Slavery, Larry Curry and Steven Cole

June 8 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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This panel will present the extraordinary and long-denied histories of the early African-descended pioneers to the Midwest, who settled the frontier long before there was a city of Chicago. The panel will discuss why these histories continue to be ignored by some of the most influential historians working today, including David McCullough in his best-seller The Pioneers. The panel will include Larry Curry and Steven Cole, descendants of some of the earliest African American families in Illinois, who will be…

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Biography- Telling Their Stories: Ron Rapoport, A. Brad Schwartz, Yuval Taylor and Sanford Horwitt moderated by Mary Wisniewski

June 9 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Harold Washington Library Center: Multipurpose Room, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the sports commentator for NPR’s Weekend Edition for two decades.The winner of the 2015 Ring Lardner Award for excellence in sports journalism, he has written more than a dozen books about sports and entertainment.  Ron will be discussing his most recent book, Ernie Banks. "Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, The Life of Ernie Banks."   Co-author with Max Allan Collins of "Scarface and the Untouchable: Al…

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