Celebrating Chicago African American Painter Charles White

On April 2nd we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of African American painter and graphic designer Charles White. According to Roosevelt University professor Erik Gellman, White not only “applied his art as a weapon in Chicago,” but he discovered a unique appreciation and love for African-American history not at school, but at Chicago…
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Philip Sang Collection Documents African American Experience

Chicago Public Library recently digitized over 200 items documenting the African American experience. You can see these items in our Philip David Sang Digital Collection. The Sang collection, acquired by CPL in the late 1970s and housed in the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection at Woodson Regional Library, consists of a range of materials and…
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