Session Information


1: Madeline Morgan and the Black Women Intellectual Activists of World War II Chicago

Ashley Dennis, Northwestern U

2: ‘America Needs a Voice like Hers’: Gwendolyn Brooks in Bronzeville

Liesl Olson, Newberry Library

3: The Defender: How the Black Press Connected Communities and Gained Influence over National Politics

Ethan Michaeli, U of Chicago

4: A Communal Exchange: The Special Negro Collection at the Hall Branch Library and the Writing and Preserving of the ‘Negro in Illinois’ Manuscript

Melanie Chambliss, Columbia C, IL


John McCluskey, Indiana U, Bloomington