Past Event

The Great Black Migration and Cultural Exports to Illinois

A Road Scholar Program by Denese M. Neu

From 1910-1970, more than three million African-Americans migrated from the South to states in the North, Midwest, and West to find economic opportunity. This population shift, which helped fuel the civil rights movement, also served as a pathway for cultural exportation. Focusing on the link between New Orleans and Chicago, this program will explore how the musicians and folkways of Louisiana influenced modern Chicago.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Nicole Stocher, 847.968.3422.