Quiz: How Well Do You Know Chicago’s African American History?

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Arna Bontemps with summer reading group at Chicago Public Library, George Cleveland Hall Branch, 1941 (Source: George Cleveland Hall Branch Archives, Box 10, Photo 053, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, Chicago Public Library)

It’s February and that means we’re celebrating African American History Month. Our quiz doesn’t even begin to cover every aspect or era of African American life and history in Chicago, but we hope you enjoy it and learn a few new things!

To help you warm up, we'll give you the answer to this question: What's the largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest? Answer: Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature at Woodson Regional Library! Visit us to learn more about many of the people and topics covered in this quiz.

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