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

Shorefront founder Dino Robinson stands amongst the archives. Since its founding, the center’s collections have gone from three file folders labeled “Color” to more than 250 linear feet of archival material.
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,...

NUCNC celebrates Black love on day 33 of actions to abolish NUPD

Evanston Police officers block off Sherman Avenue as students disperse following the conclusion of the march.
November 15, 2020

Northwestern Community Not Cops took students on a “Black joy” tour of Evanston Friday night, celebrating Black students and marking 33 consecutive days of actions demanding the abolition of University...

Reparations Subcommittee discusses plans for moving forward with their goals, including a new commission

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th). The city approved a budget with a one percent property tax increase Monday, but Rue Simmons pushed to cut the tax increase entirely.
September 27, 2020

Evanston’s reparations subcommittee discussed potential future remedies for the city’s Black residents, as well as the subcommittee’s future goals, in a Friday meeting. The subcommittee agreed...

An editor for two decades, Parneshia Jones announced as new director of Northwestern University Press

A book published by Northwestern University Press. Longtime editor Parneshia Jones was recently named NUP’s new director.
September 22, 2020

Parneshia Jones, an editor for Northwestern University Press for the last two decades, was recently named its new director, according to a news release. NUP is the scholarly and trade publishing arm...

Butler Residence and Express Service named new African American heritage site

The location of the former residence and express service the Butlers operated on 1031 Sherman Ave.
August 26, 2020

The former residence and place of business for Cornelius and Barbara Butler has been honored as one of eight African American heritage sites. The couple’s express service, previously located at 1031...

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