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Project focuses of impact of the Daley Era (1945-1980) on public schools; oral histories of teachers and former students.
Friendship House was a Catholic interracial apostolate founded in Toronto in the early 1930s, then New York City in 1938, and established in Chicago in 1942. Friendship House Chicago closed its facilities on March 31, 2000.
The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) was formed as the National Conference for Christians and Jews in 1928. The Chicago branch was opened in the 1930s, and focused on facilitating dialogue and understanding between major religions and promoting religious freedom and tolerance, racial justice, and cultural understanding. The organization also established National Brotherhood Week and held events, workshops,
Items collected as part of the ""Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project"" of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Grand Boulevard on the South Side. Items in this collection include video footage used in an
Rose Wheeler was a highly respected social worker, race relations activist and life-long organizer for world peace.
Anti-KKK demonstration materials distributed at Morton East High School, 2423 South Austin Boulevard, Cicero (Ill.), including a blue ribbon; a sticker (white with blue lettering): ""Say Nay To The KKK""; photocopy of memo issued by J. Sterling Morton High Schools; broadside: ""STOP THE HATE OPEN HOUSE""; brochure: Hate Crime (Crimen de Odio) information in Spanish, from the Chicago Lawyers' Committee
Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to Victor Lawson’s life and career as a pioneering newspaperman and owner of the Chicago Daily News in early 1900s Chicago.