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American Women Commemorate the Great War

Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917-1945 – a Presentation by Allison S. FinkelsteinThursday, September 30, 2021, 7PM (CST) (Hosted on Zoom)Admission: $10 (Payable online or call EHC at 847 475-3410). EHC members Free!Registration Required: Click here to register Join the Evanston History Center for a presentation by historian Allison S. Finkelstein as she …

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Piecing History Together: the story of the Mathilda Dunbar Club

By Sophia Weglarz, EWHP 2021 Summer Intern In my previous blog post, I discussed the 1932 alliance between Evanston’s first Black alderman, Edwin Jourdain, and the first female alderwoman, Daisy Sandidge, when Sandidge ran for Jourdain’s unexpired term at his behest after he was removed for supposed election fraud. Earlier this summer, I wrote about …

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Friends In Unlikely Places: How A “Southern white woman and young Negro man” Changed Evanston Politics

By Sophia Weglarz, EWHP Summer 2021 Intern “A Southern white woman and a young Negro man cooperating in politics against crookedness and against two cheap white male politicians, and being supported by all the blacks and all the most intelligent and influential whites of their ward! Ye gods! What is this country coming to?”[i] This …

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The Incredible Life of Maria Murray, Evanston’s First Black Resident

By Sophia Weglarz, Summer 2021 Evanston Women’s History Project Intern My name is Sophia Weglarz, I am a current undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania studying cognitive neuroscience and Africana Studies. While I have worked with the Evanston History Center and the Evanston Women’s History Project in previous summers, this summer I have the …

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Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote – Closing Soon!

Visit the Evanston History Center soon to see Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote! Our 2020 exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment closes May 9th. EHC is open for visitors Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1-4 pm but reservations are required. You can make a reservation at www.evanstonhistorycenter.org.Evanston …

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with EWHP and Nevertheless

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Evanston Women’s History Project and Piven Theater with a screening of the film Nevertheless followed by a Q&A discussion with Director, Sarah Moshman, EWHP Director Lori Osborne, and mother and daughter, Juliet and Lilly Bond, who are featured in the film. The screening and discussion will take place online …

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