Past Event

The Black Chicago Renaissance

A Road Scholar Program by Amira Millicent Davis

Archibald Motley painting Blues (1929)

In this presentation, Dr. Davis will guide participants through the Chicago Black Renaissance from the early to mid-20th century. The presentation will include a Q&A and an interactive component where audience members share their migration stories.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Sharry Blazier at

Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology COVID-19 Policy

We are currently under no mandated or recommended Covid protocols; people may wear masks or not, as they choose.

Learn more about Amira Millicent Davis, this program, and how to book it.