Simon Balto, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison

The Law Has a Low Opinion of Me: Race and Policing in 20th Century Chicago

Mr. Balto conducted research at the Chicago History Museum, the Chicago Public Library’s Special Collection and the Vivian G. Harsh Collection, and the University of Illinois, Chicago Special Collections.

Mary Barr, PhD, Sociology and Africana Studies, Pomona College, Claremont, California

Suburban Soul: The Untold Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Evanston, Illinois

Dr. Barr conducted research at the Art Institute of Chicago, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the University of Chicago Special Collections, Shorefront Legacy Center Archives, and the University of Illinois, Chicago Special Collections.

Tony Burroughs, Independent Researcher, Genealogy

The Underground Railroad in Chicago

Mr. Burroughs consulted the collections at the Newberry Library, the DuSable Museum of African American History, and the Chicago History Museum.

Neil Clarke, Percussionist, Independent Scholar, Brooklyn, New York

The Historical Presence of the African Drum in North America

Mr. Clarke used archival collections at the Chicago History Museum, the University of Chicago Special Collections, and the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College.

Jonathan Fenderson, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Black Arts Metropolis: OBAC and Chicago as an Epicenter of the Black Aesthetic

Dr. Fenderson conducted research at the Chicago History Museum, the DuSable Museum of African American History, Northwestern University, and the Chicago Public Library’s Vivian G. Harsh Collection.

Doria D. Johnson, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison

I Am Not What You Think I Am: African American Women and Domestic Service in the Suburbs, Evanston, Illinois, 1910-1945

Ms. Johnson consulted the archival collections at Shorefront Legacy Center, Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois, Chicago Special Collections, and the Chicago Public Library’s Vivian G. Harsh Collection.

For further reading on recent work: Returning Home: The Centennial of the Abbeville Lynching of Anthony Crawford

Henri Peretz, Professor of Sociology, University of Paris, France

The Social History of Black Chicago, 1904-1987

Dr. Peretz conducted research at the Chicago Public Library’s Vivian G. Harsh Collection and Special Collections, the University of Chicago Special Collections, and the Chicago History Museum.

Joseph Parrott, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Texas, Austin

Resisting the Winds of Change: The International Politics of Portuguese Decolonization

Mr. Parrott conducted research at Chicago Public Library’s Vivian G. Harsh Collection and the Melville J. Herskovits Collection at Northwestern University.

Ian Rocksborough-Smith, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Contentious Cosmopolitans: Black Public History in Cold War Chicago, 1942-1972

Mr. Rocksborough-Smith conducted research at the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Chicago Public Library’s Vivian G. Harsh Collection.

John Robert Terry, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Blue Maxwell: Urban Policy, Maxwell Street Market, and the Chicago Blues

Mr. Terry conducted research at the Chicago History Museum, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Chicago Public Library’s Vivian G. Harsh Collection, Chicago State University Special Collections, the University of Chicago Special Collections, and the University of Illinois, Chicago Special Collections.

Christine Woolner, PhD candidate, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Famous Lady Lovers: Race, Sexuality, and the Entertainment Industry in the World of the Classic Blues Women

Ms. Woolner conducted research at the Chicago Jazz Archive at the University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center, the Chicago Public Library’s Special Collections, the Chicago History Museum, and Columbia College’s Center for Black Music Research.