Black History

Processing the Joe Hill Collection

Joseph E. Hill was a child of the 1920s, born to descendants of African American slaves in Marion, Illinois. At the age of three his father moved their family out of Marion’s coal mining country to escape the violence that came with the worker’s efforts to unionize. ... Read More

Shorefront Update #011

2018 has been a significant year for Shorefront. Outreach, programming, recognition and special projects has kept Shorefront’s boards busy. Our activities throughout the year has expanded our impact on both a local and national platform. Shorefront founder, Dino Robinson, has been a strong advocate on the importance of independent community ... Read More

Researching Glencoe’s Racial Past

—By Celia Buckman I came to work at Shorefront through a circuitous series of realizations and referrals. During the summer of 2017, just before I went to college, I was reading Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy on my back porch in Glencoe. I was taken aback by Stevenson’s stories of defending ... Read More

Wednesday Night Bridge Group Now Includes Men!

—By Janet Alexander Davis Change is one of the constant experiences we all will face during our lives, and change has come to an all women’ s bridge group which started around 60 years ago, The Wednesday Night group has been in existence for more than 60 years. Back then, ... Read More