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Novelist Sam Greenlee and Alice Browning at the International Black Writers Conference 1978 (Photo by Barbara Cordell). Courtesy of Mapping the Stacks: A Guide to Chicago's Black Hidden Archives.

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Modeled on events from the 1960s and 70s, a program series organized by Tempestt Hazel convenes and connects artists, institution-builders, and cultural leaders on the South Side.

The Alley LP: Perspectives and Recollections

Listen to a selection of interviews about The Alley, a regular Sunday gathering, jazz happening, and cultural space on the South Side of Chicago.

Secrets of Storage: Ruth Duckworth

During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann delved into Ruth Duckworth's expansive body of work. 

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