Archives of Black Chicago

April 29, 2021

Archives of Black Chicago

A conversation between archivists and historians on the importance of archival collections that shed light on the history and culture of Black Chicagoans. Featured are:

  • Dr. Melanie Chambliss, Assistant Professor in the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago
  • Raquel Flores-Clemons, University Archivist & Director of University Archives, Records Management, & Special Collections, Chicago State University
  • Dr. Theodore Foster, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Lousiana at Lafayette
  • Skyla Hearn, Manager of Archives for Cook County
  • Dr. Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois Chicago

The conversation is moderated by Dr. Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Executive Director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium. This conversation was featured as a local resource for the Organization of American Historians 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting in Chicago.