Evanston African American Sites Heritage Program

Shorefront Legacy Center unveiled its new historic marker program to honor historic and contemporary sites in Evanston important to the African American community in May of 2022. Sites chosen are nominated and guided by the local community under Shorefront’s leadership, and new sites will be added annually. The African American Heritage Sites program was passed by consent agenda by the Evanston City Council Resolution 54-R-20 on June 22, 2020. The resolution recognized the first eight sites selected by Shorefront to begin the program.

Three of the first eight sites honor Evanston women: Maria Murray Robinson, Dr. Isabella Garnett, and Lorraine Morton.

You can visit the website for more information and to explore via the interactive map at https://evanstonheritagesites.org/