The Nile Club—The Social Evolution of a Black Veritas

— By Spencer Jourdain . . . Throughout his college years, Edwin B. Jourdain Jr. (Gint) enjoyed engaging in every aspect of university life available to a black student. He loved to attend the university orchestra and glee club concerts, carefully storing away the events’ ticket stubs, and was a ... Read More

Processing at Shorefront: A Powerful Experience

—by Angelique Schuler While completing my Master’s in Library and Information Science from Dominican University, I worked as an archival processing assistant for the University of Chicago’s Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC). At the BMRC, my primary task was to use Archivist Toolkit to create EAD finding aids. However, I ... Read More

Gentrification happening in West Evanston?

By Kyler Bunton   Evanston’s 5th and 2nd ward communities located on the city’s west side has always been a thriving historic African American community dating as far back as the 1940’s. Over the past decade the area has been experiencing a change in demographics due to gentrification resulting in ... Read More