ARCHIVES OF BLACK CHICAGO

A conversation between archivists and historians about the archives and historical collections that shed light on the history and culture of Black Chicagoans.

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BMRC 15th Anniversary

It's our anniversary and we're celebrating with a digital exhibit exploring the history, initiatives, programs and mission of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium. Many thanks to the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library for hosting this exhibition.

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The BMRC's membership is comprised of libraries, universities, museums and community and arts-based organizations. The BMRC helps researchers of all ages and levels to access Chicago's rich primary resources and expertise, and works to diversify documentation and increase understanding of Black experiences.

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