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Evanston Legend By Peggy Lipschutz
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The Art and Times of Peggy Lipschutz tells the story of this Evanston, IL, artist's life in the American labor movement and beyond in her drawings, paintings and a performance art she developed call... More > "Songs You Can See" spanning 1940 to 2015.< Less
Evanston: A Tour Through the City's History By Margery Blair Perkins
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Local historian Margery Blair Perkins (1907-1981) provides a detailed narrative charting the growth and development of the North Shore city of Evanston, Illinois, a place boasting a rich and... More > multi-layered history. Perkins brings the citys past to life through stories of its residents, architecture, and growth over the years. She charts the development of the city from its earliest days when it was known as the settlement of Grosse Pointe and later Ridgeville to its modern manifestation as a bustling city just outside of Chicago. Within a larger historical narrative, Perkins provides biographies of noted residents as she documents the evolution of the citys organizations, cultural life and institutions, such as Northwestern University.< Less
Evanston: A Tour Through the City's History By Margery Blair Perkins
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Local historian Margery Blair Perkins (1907-1981) provides a detailed narrative charting the growth and development of the North Shore city of Evanston, Illinois, a place boasting a rich and... More > multi-layered history. Perkins brings the citys past to life through stories of its residents, architecture, and growth over the years. She charts the development of the city from its earliest days when it was known as the settlement of Grosse Pointe and later Ridgeville to its modern manifestation as a bustling city just outside of Chicago. Within a larger historical narrative, Perkins provides biographies of noted residents as she documents the evolution of the citys organizations, cultural life and institutions, such as Northwestern University.< Less
A Classic Town: The Story of Evanston By Jenny Thompson, Frances E. Willard
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First published in 1891, Frances E. Willard's A Classic Town, chronicles the history of Evanston, Illinois, a town that lies at the edge of Chicago and serves as the home of Northwestern University.... More > Willard's volume is early local history at its best, combining oral history, biography, and political and cultural history. Willard's book offers a glimpse into an American Midwestern town on the verge of the 20th century. This new volume faithfully reproduces Willard's original text and images, and also includes notes and a new introduction by Jenny Thompson.< Less
The Dream Dancers: Volume One By Spencer Jourdain
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At the start of the 20th Century Attorney Jourdain will assist W.E.B. Du Bois in the creation of a powerful new social movement to insist upon equal civil and human rights for people of color in... More > America, and around the world. The inspiring and empowering philosophy of that new Niagara movement will in 1921 motivate his son to inaugurate one of its early important and highly symbolic tests. Throughout all of these experiences the powerful role of fulfilling an age-old human quest for equal freedom and possibility, emerges as a significant force in shaping the trajectory of events.< Less
The Life of a Famous House By Jenny Thompson
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A brief, illustrated look at the National Historic Landmark, Charles Gates Dawes House in Evanston, Il. The booklet tells the story of the famous home of U.S. Vice President, Charles Gates Dawes and... More > family. Originally built by the Reverend Robert Sheppard, a notable Evanston resident, pastor, and professor at Northwestern University, the house is now the headquarters of the Evanston History Center, a non-profit organization.< Less
From a New Generation By Shorefront Legacy
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14 youth participated in the Shorefront Legacy Keepers program, focusing on the spoken and written word. This publication showcases a selection from their work.
Dream Dancers Vol Two By Spencer Jourdain
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In the iconic small city of Evanston, Illinois, freedom seeking Southern black émigrés will join forces with the Northern Niagara and subsequent NAACP movements for equal citizenship.... More > Following marriage to Georgia born Emmaline Hardwick, Edwin B. Jourdain, Jr. the Massachusetts raised and Harvard educated son of a Niagara Movement cofounder, Attorney Edwin Bush Jourdain, will in 1931 lead the combined Northern and Southern small black community in a 16 year battle for equal rights in the “idyllic” American city of Evanston. That long battle for equality will soon involve prominent leaders of social reform, both black and white, in an arduous campaign that will foreshadow later struggles for equality of marginalized American minorities that still continue in the 21st Century. The Dream Dancers, Volume II: The Promised Land (1865-1947), is the second of a series.< Less
A Place we can call Our Home By Morris Robinson, Jr
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A Place we can call Our Home is a collection of articles that gives the reader a general understanding of the early Black settlers and the development of a Black community in Evanston, Illinois.... More > Originally published in the mid 1990s, it fast became a favorite publication within the area school district. This new edittion includes updated information, expanded resources and a new image gallery. A Place we can call Our Home is the perfect publication for the classroom.< Less
Dream Dancers Vol Three By Spencer Jourdain
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In The Dream Dancers Volume III: Heartland, the fiery trial of World War II had produced a hopeful generation of young black Americans. In the rather self sufficient West Side community, a variety of... More > businesses provided almost all the essential services of daily sustenance. Nonetheless, as they grew to adolescence, this confident and hopeful post-war generation of black children would, in their ever more frequent interactions with their town’s white community, encounter increasingly challenging racism and a dispiriting marginalization of their abilities. Fortified by their community heritage, most refused to accept the marginalization of their potential. All of these elements of America’s racially divided history and culture would come together during mid-1950s as black and white kids came together in four critical and exciting high school years. For many those years would, powerfully change their views of their town, their country, and themselves.< Less