Women's History

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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