Past Event

Closing Reception - "The Reason Why" Exhibition

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Ida B. Wells, the noted African American journalist, famously produced a pamphlet called “The Reason Why the Colored American is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition,” expressing how African Americans in Chicago felt about their exclusion from the Fair.

Join the UIC African-American Cultural Center for the closing reception of this exhibit featuring ragtime pianist Reginald R. Robinson.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

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