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Newberry Colloquium

The Newberry Colloquium is a weekly opportunity for the Newberry community to come together and learn about research or projects being conducted by our staff, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and other invited speakers. Colloquium events are open to the Newberry community and the general public. Colloquia topics usually relate to the Newberry’s collection, and presentations are intended for a non-specialist audience.

Unless otherwise noted, the colloquium convenes on Wednesday afternoons in Towner Fellows’ Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Newberry. Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm, with the talk beginning at 4 pm. A brief discussion follows each presentation. No reservations are required in order to attend.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Newberry Colloquium
A Newberry Colloquium
Through a fellowship at the Newberry Library, Charity White has researched the 1919 Chicago race riots and the murder of Eugene Williams, a 17 year old African American boy that ignited them. She then partnered with CPS’s Chicago Vocational Career Academy, where she used to teach. With faculty and students she did a year’s worth of educational and arts activism work with students.