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  • Preserving African-American history on the North Shore
    Newspaper  Kenneth L.R. Patchen, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jun 2010, p. 12     Interview with DIno Robinson, founder of Evanston-based Shorefront, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating everyone about African-American history from Evanston to Lake Forest. Photograph Dino Robinson...
    Newspaper  Kenneth L.R. Patchen, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jun 2010, p. 12   Interview with DIno Robinson, founder of Evanston-based Shorefront, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating everyone about African-American history from Evanston to Lake Forest. Photograph Dino Robinson...
  • Black families invited to New Trier meeting
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Oct 1991, p. 7     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Oct 1991, p. 7   ...
  • Wilmette plans Black History Month activities, comments by Bob Corbett, commission member
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Feb 2001, p. 5     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Feb 2001, p. 5   ...
  • Photo storyteller, Maggie Brown, performing at St. Joseph School for Black History Month
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 2001, p. 1     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 2001, p. 1   ...
  • WWII Tuskegee pilot a real-life hero, David James, Winnetka resident, presentation at Wilmette Public Library for Black History Month celebration, photo
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 2001, p. 5     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 2001, p. 5   ...
  • Black History Month activities
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 2001, p. 9     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 2001, p. 9   ...
  • "Why do so few African-Americans live in Wilmette", Part ll
    Text  Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 5 Sep 2019, p. 26     The second of a 2 part series exploring the history of African-Americans in Wilmette, Part ll describes the racial unrest of the 1950s and 1960s as well as the steps taken in Wilmette and the North Shore to address racial inequality and discrimination. These inlcude "Operation Host" and the formation ...
    Text  Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 5 Sep 2019, p. 26   The second of a 2 part series exploring the history of African-Americans in Wilmette, Part ll describes the racial unrest of the 1950s and 1960s as well as the steps ...
  • "Why do so few African-Americans live in Wilmette"  Part l
    Text  Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 29 Aug 2019, p. 12     The first of a 2 part series exploring the history of African-Americans in Wilmette. The 1st part describes discriminatory practices in employment and housing as well as other instances of racial bias.
    Text  Jacoby, John, The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 29 Aug 2019, p. 12   The first of a 2 part series exploring the history of African-Americans in Wilmette. The 1st part describes discriminatory practices in employment and housing as well as other instances of ...
  • Colored Boy Scouts receive credentials in Evanston--the only such troop in the United States
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 May 1912, p. 4, column 1     ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 May 1912, p. 4, column 1   ...
  • Colored Boy Scouts Will Go Camping
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jul 1912, p. 9     Troop 7 of the Evanston Boy Scouts will leave Evanston July 25 for a two weeks' outing. The troop is composed entirely of African-American children. The local troop will be in charge of Scout Master A. H. Edmunds. ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jul 1912, p. 9   Troop 7 of the Evanston Boy Scouts will leave Evanston July 25 for a two weeks' outing. The troop is composed entirely of African-American children. The local troop will be ...
  • Bias Against Negroes Lies in the North
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 May 1913, p. 10     President A. Eugene Thomson of LIncoln Institute, Kentucy, lectured at the Congregational Current Events class of Evanston....
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 May 1913, p. 10   President A. Eugene Thomson of LIncoln Institute, Kentucy, lectured at the Congregational Current Events class of Evanston....
  • Show tells forgotten story
    NewspaperText  Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Feb 2009, p. 39     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperText  Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Feb 2009, p. 39   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Official Flag for Negroes is Adopted
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Sep 1912, p. 8     Cleveland, Ohio. Rev. J. Lennox, bishop of the Zion African Evangelical Church, has designed an official flag for the negro race. ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Sep 1912, p. 8   Cleveland, Ohio. Rev. J. Lennox, bishop of the Zion African Evangelical Church, has designed an official flag for the negro race. ...
  • Tag to Aid School
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Oct 1912, p. 1     Dr. W. A. Venable, principal of the Dunbar Agricultural and Industrial School, an African American institution near St. Louis, asked Evanstonians for assistance...
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Oct 1912, p. 1   Dr. W. A. Venable, principal of the Dunbar Agricultural and Industrial School, an African American institution near St. Louis, asked Evanstonians for assistance...
  • Stifler Praises Work of Colored Churchmen
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Nov 1912, p. 16     Letter by Rev. J. M. Stifler praising the work of the Rev. Mr. I. A. Thomas, new pastor of the Second Baptist Church. The church has seen a great increase in membership, and the congregation has collected over $3,500 for the repair of the building. The pastor is leading fund ...
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Nov 1912, p. 16   Letter by Rev. J. M. Stifler praising the work of the Rev. Mr. I. A. Thomas, new pastor of the Second Baptist Church. The church has seen a great increase ...
  • Colored man found dead in the woods
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Jun 1913, p. 1     The body of an unidentified colored man was found in the woods at the end of Church street in Niles township Sunday morning by Arne Areansen, 3719 Richmond Street, Chicago. ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Jun 1913, p. 1   The body of an unidentified colored man was found in the woods at the end of Church street in Niles township Sunday morning by Arne Areansen, 3719 Richmond Street, Chicago. ...
  • Will Speak To Women's Club
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Jan 1913, p. 10     Last Tues. Celia Parker Wooley, head resident of the Frederick Douglas Center, 3032 Wabash Ave., Chicago, spoke at the Woman's Club. She and her husband, Dr. Wooley, contributed to the purchase of that home for African Americans. The purpose of the home is to help foster citizenship...
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Jan 1913, p. 10   Last Tues. Celia Parker Wooley, head resident of the Frederick Douglas Center, 3032 Wabash Ave., Chicago, spoke at the Woman's Club. She and her husband, Dr. Wooley, contributed to the ...
  • Death notice: Mrs. Benjamin Presley
    Newspaper  Evanston Press, 4 Jan 1890, p. 7     ...
    Newspaper  Evanston Press, 4 Jan 1890, p. 7   ...
  • Rare Melodies on Program of Tuskegee Band
    Newspaper  Arthur B. Dale, Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Jul 1913, p. 2     Capt. N. Clark Smith, director of the band at Tuskegee University, is rescuing and collecting songs and melodies of the ante bellum period for performance by Tuskegee glee club and orchestra. Arrangements have been made for a performance of the Glee club band and orchestra at Northwestern University on July ...
    Newspaper  Arthur B. Dale, Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Jul 1913, p. 2   Capt. N. Clark Smith, director of the band at Tuskegee University, is rescuing and collecting songs and melodies of the ante bellum period for performance by Tuskegee glee club and ...
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