Optimized-UofC_HostThe BMRC is hosted by the University of Chicago. Founded in 1890 and located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL, the University of Chicago serves as one of the world’s most preeminent academic and research institutions. Across the University’s Chicago and international campuses, its undergraduate program and six professional schools for graduate research, and affiliations with numerous research laboratories, the University of Chicago has established itself as an institution driving academic study and research forward. It is for these reasons that the University makes an ideal host of the BMRC, providing us with the ability to pursue our mission of promoting and making readily accessible, the history of the African Diaspora and Chicago.