The exhibition spotlights more than 1,500 materials from the Johnson Publishing Co. Archive,
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Av
Now until Sept 30th
Thurs 12 pm - 8 pm
Fri - Sun 12 pm - 6 pm

Founded in Chicago in 1942, the Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) held dominance over the African American publishing and media landscape for many decades with publications Ebony and Jet and the nationally syndicated TV show Ebony/Jet Showcase. Spotlighting materials from the Johnson Publishing Archive, which features more than 15,000 items donated to Rebuild Foundation by JPC including books, periodicals, ephemera, paintings, sculpture and furniture. A Johnson Publishing Story will examine the role of the JPC in defining and disseminating a black aesthetic and culture to national and international audiences in the mid-20th century.

Clearing A Path For Democracy:
Citizen Soldiers of the Illinois Fighting 8th

DuSable Museum of African American Historty
740 East 56th Pl
Tues - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sun Noon - 5:00 pm. closed Mon

Citizen soldiers have served their nation, their states, and their communities throughout American history. National guardsmen are the quintessential citizen soldiers, and the men of the 8th Infantry Illinois National Guard demonstrated the best qualities of this segment of American society. This Illinois regiment was deployed in two foreign wars with a complete complement of African American officers. It was designated the 370th United States Infantry during World War I, and the regiment was awarded more citations than any other American regiment that fought along Europe's Western Front. This exhibition tells the story of this unique Illinois regiment in two parts.

Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark St
Now until 2020
Hours: Tues 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon, Wed - Sat, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults $19.00, Seniors $17.00, Students $17.00,
Child 6-12 yrs Free

Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968 invites visitors to walk through a winding gallery that features over 25 photographs depicting key moments in Dr. King's work and the Civil Rights movement, with a special focus on his time in Chicago. Chicago, like other U.S. cities, erupted in the wake of King's assassination on April 4, 1968. While the center of his activism was focused on dismantling southern Jim Crow, the systems that kept African Americans oppressed in the American South, he spent time in Chicago and often spoke out on the realities of northern discrimination, particularly around the issues of poverty, education and housing.