Alpha Kappa Alpha

Shorefront Update #007

One year ago, the Shorefront Legacy Center relocated from the historic former Foster School to the lower level of Sherman United Methodist Church. The Church is home to the first and only historically African American Methodist church—and named after an Evanston resident, Lula B. Sherman who hosted the congregation in ... Read More

2014 Black History Month Wrap Up

Carter G. Woodson, who established Negro History Week in 1926, created the event not to rattle off a series of “firsts”. Instead, it is to recognize as a way to provide resources to teach a history that was largely excluded in American history. In essence, study Black history throughout the ... Read More

Shorefront Update #002

Shorefront held its first annual End of Summer Grillin’, awareness and fundraiser gathering held on September, 16. More than 75 people streamed through viewing Shorefront exhibits and publications, meeting board members and enjoying good food. The event was held in the backyard of Margo and Morris Robinson, Sr. Best of ... Read More
Helen Cromer Cooper

A Portrait of Helen Cromer Cooper

By Shawna Cooper-Gibson — Helen Cromer Cooper was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1906, home to Northwestern University, one of the most highly ranked U.S. educational institutions, and, during her lifetime, to a burgeoning African American population as well. Ms. Cooper, a pioneering Black female Northwestern student (class of 1931), ... Read More