How the BMRC is transforming the field of African American history

Check out this article about the BMRC featured in UChicago News. Photo and story by Tori Lee.

Our 2022 Summer Short-term Fellows!

After a competitive fellowship application process, it is with great enthusaism that we share our recently selected Black Metropolis Research Consortium Summer Short-term Fellows. This cohort of fellows are from varied educational backgrounds including history, performance & media arts, education and the social sciences. Currently residing in Chicago, other parts of the Midwest and the East Coast, they will complete a one-month residency in the Chicago area this summer. Each fellow has a primary research agenda that focuses on an aspect of the African American experience in America hashing out all of its intricacies, complications and variables. Fellows will use collections housed at our BMRC member institutions. To learn more about them and their research projects, please see our BMRC Fellows webpage.


Discover archives on Black experiences near you!

Find out about many of Chicago's rich primary resources related to Black history and culture now made accessible in one place! The BMRC Archives Portal helps researchers of all ages and levels to broaden and refine their search for information about collections held within member institutions -- including libraries, special collections and archives, museums, and community organizations.

Image: Ida B. Wells, activist, journalist, teacher, and anti-lynching crusader, pictured wearing a button she created to publicize a memorial service for African American combatants court-martialed and hanged in Houston. -- University of Chicago Library, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center

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