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Calmetta Coleman (pictured), vice president of External Affairs at the Chicago Urban League, has been working with The Newberry Library to create Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots. Photo Credit: Provided by the Chicago Urban League

Calmetta Coleman (pictured), vice president of External Affairs at the Chicago Urban League, has been working with The Newberry Library to create Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots. Photo Credit: Provided by the Chicago Urban League

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Chicago 1919 Program Will Honor The 100-Year Anniversary Of Chicago’s Race Riot

The Newberry Library, a world-renowned independent research library in Chicago, and its project partners recently announced Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots which is a year-long initiative that will honor the 100-year anniversary of the Chicago race riots. The year of programming will begin Saturday, Feb. 23, at the DuSable Museum of African American History.