BMRC Roundtable at LAWCHA 2021 Conference

May 24, 2021

LAWCHA 2021

Finding Black Resistance in the Archives - Exploring Chicago's Black Labor and Working-Class History

Join the BMRC for a virtual roundtable at the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) 2021 Annual Meeting on Friday, May 28th from 12:45-2:00PM CST. The meeting would have taken place in Chicago but due to the pandemic has been moved to a virtual Zoom format.

LAWCHA has done an amazing job opening the conference up and has registration options for as little as $5/day (for members) and $10/day (for non-members) as well as a FREE option. To learn more about the conference and attend the BMRC's roundtable, visit here.

The BMRC has organized a roundtable exploring how historians and archivists engage archival collections to explore the rich tradition of Black labor and working-class activism in Chicago. The roundtable will feature:

  • William Adams, Historian, University of Kansas (2017 BMRC Fellow)
  • Beverly Cook, Librarian and Archivist, Chicago Public Library
  • Melissa Ford, Historian, Slippery Rock University (2013 BMRC Fellow)
  • Erik Gelman, Historian, University of North Carolina-Chappel Hill (Former BMRC Board Vice President)
  • Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Executive Director, BMRC (serving as moderator)

Join us for this fascinating discussion and bring your questions and insights to the roundtable!