McCormick House Lecture Series
Emancipation to Inauguration: Chicago’s Black Experience
Visitors Center Theater
Registration required due to limited space
From Chicago’s first settler to the nation’s Chief Executive, the African American presence is deep, rich, and proud. And that presence is in, out, up, down, and all around Our Town. From DuSable to Wells to Washington, the legacy is rich. And from Provident Hospital to The Ebony Jet Building to Chess Records, the landmarks are extraordinary!
Clarence Goodman is a Chicago-born “wanderluster” whose work and whims have taken him all over the map and all over the place. The goal of his unique presentations is to entertain, inform, and always to make the listener understand why his hometown is the center of the universe.