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A wall in the Shorefront Legacy Center. Shorefront Legacy Center has been awarded a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Shorefront awarded two-year grant for its preservation of the city’s Black history

Angeli Mittal, Reporter February 18, 2021

Shorefront Legacy Center was awarded a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Wednesday for its archives and local reparations research initiatives. “Shorefront’s two-year grant will...

Shorefront founder Dino Robinson stands among archives. The city will honorarily name a portion of Church St. after Robinson for his work preserving Black history in the North Shore.

Evanston Organizes: Evanston’s black community lacked recognition for decades. Shorefront Legacy Center aims to give it to them.

Rishika Dugyala, In Focus Editor November 8, 2018

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. In 1995, Dino Robinson — anxious to explore the city’s black history — picked apart local archives,...

An illustration features the outlines of two figures’ faces looking away from one another. A school building and a dividing line appear between them.

Local organizers reflect on city’s history of school segregation

Olivia Alexander, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor May 14, 2021

Local organizers and experts discussed the history of school segregation in Evanston, the closure of the 5th Ward school and its current impacts on residents at a virtual panel hosted by Evanston Public...

Shorefront Legacy Center founder Dino Robinson stands between two shelves, filled with boxes of archival documents.

Evanston, Chicago leaders talk fair housing and reparations in forum

Alex Harrison, Reporter May 4, 2021

Community leaders from Evanston and Chicago discussed the history of redlining, fair housing policy and how these issues connect to reparations in a public forum Thursday. The forum was hosted by Open...

A graphic combining American flag imagery with a close-up image of Evanston, Illinois on a map. The shape of Evanston is outlined in tan with a red grid, with Lake Michigan in blue to the east and other areas of Illinois, colored in red with white stars, to the west.

Bobby Burns projected to win 5th Ward race

Jason Beeferman, Senior Staffer April 6, 2021

Community organizer Bobby Burns is projected to win the 5th Ward aldermanic race, according to preliminary results from the Cook County Clerk’s Office. Burns and his opponent, local gun control activist...

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