Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30pm: Inaugural Meeting of History of Chicago Seminar Goes Virtual
The Columbia University Club of Chicago is pleased to be able to present this event for free via Zoom Video Conferencing.
Help Shape the Format of The History of Chicago Seminar For Columbia Alumni
Join Columbia's own Dr. Chris Stacey, an intellectual historian and lecturer in the history of Chicago, for a planning meeting on a proposed series of seminars on the history of Chicago. The concept is to engage with materials related to the history of Chicago and meet in a moderated discussion setting. The literature in the seminar will range from short articles or documentary films to full length monographs or feature documentaries. We will connect the presented materials and our conversations to draw-out innovative ways of thinking about the past and present. At the inaugural meeting we will discuss themes, what potential articles, books, and films might be interesting to explore, how to moderate each seminar meeting, and set the next date to meet.
Reading for the First Meeting
For the inaugural meeting please read “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Much of the argument in this short article is based in the experiences of Clyde Ross who moved from Mississippi to Chicago in 1947. In 1961, he bought a house in North Lawndale, a neighborhood where hopes for it to become a “pilot community for interracial living” faltered.
Here is a link to the article: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/
Date: Wednesday, May 6th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom Video Conference (link will be sent to all who RSVP)
Cost: Seminar is Free