AME Church Celebrates 200 Years of Spiritual and Social Salvation

This month, the African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its 200th anniversary. The church has a long history of social activism and spiritual edification. Many AME churches served as stations on the Underground Railroad, helping to usher fugitive slaves to freedom in places like Michigan or Canada. One such station was Chicago’s own Quinn Chapel AME Church…
View More about AME Church Celebrates 200 Years of Spiritual and Social Salvation

Dogs Can Get the Flu Too!

A couple of weeks ago we were all set to spend a Saturday in Michigan and decided to board the dog overnight at his usual doggie day care. But the Monday before the trip we received an urgent email from the day care warning us about a recent outbreak of so-called “kennel cough” at the…
View More about Dogs Can Get the Flu Too!

The WPA’s “Negro in Illinois”

Summer usually calls to mind family vacations, beaches and barbecues. But for many graduate students and academics, summer means endless days of research in overly air conditioned libraries. One of our most frequently accessed archival collections here in the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection is The Illinois Writers Project: “Negro in Illinois” Papers. A large…
View More about The WPA’s “Negro in Illinois”
11 - 16 of 16