(Un)Welcome to the Second City: Chicago’s Response to New Arrivals in the Nineteenth Century with Max Grinnell

Urbanologist and Chicago history expert Max Grinnell presented Hello Chicago! as part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season. Chicago is frequently thought of as an immigrant hub in the popular imagination. While it certainly continues to see new arrivals from distant and not-so-distant lands, some groups have been more welcome than others. In this talk, history and…
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Pierogies and Puerto Rican Flags: Down Division Street We Go

Join us as we explore the people and places that make Chicago great. Explore Chicago's rich heritage of immigration and migration, and how newcomers made the city their own and influenced and changed its growth and future. This series is hosted by urbanologist Max Grinnell and is part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season.  Episode…
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Hello Chicago! with Max Grinnell

Urbanologist and Chicago history expert Max Grinnell presented Hello Chicago! as part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season. Learn from first hand narratives from those folks who passed through in the 19th and early 20th century, such as Rudyard Kipling, Frederick Douglass, and Oscar Wilde as well as lesser known voices, such as…
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Public Art and Culture: A Walk Through Pilsen and Beyond

Join us as we explore the people and places that make Chicago great. Explore Chicago's rich heritage of immigration and migration, and how newcomers made the city their own and influenced and changed its growth and future. This series is hosted by urbanologist Max Grinnell and is part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season.  Episode…
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NEIU presents: The Beautiful Crossing

Northeastern Illinois University presented a discussion of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid and themes of immigration, refugees and the challenges of facing us today as part of the One Book, One Chicago 2020 season. Northeastern Illinois University faculty members Tim Libretti (Acting Associate Dean of the English Dept., NEIU, Multi-Ethnic Literature), Maria De La Torre…
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Lift Every Voice: African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song

Chicago Public Library partnered with Library of America, American Writers Museum and The Poetry Foundation to celebrate the publication of African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, a definitive new anthology edited by poet and Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young.  We invited a few of our favorite voices to bring powerful poems from…
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