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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Shorefront Legacy Center Founder Dino Robinson smiles in front of a collection of records.

Shorefront Legacy Center works with NU grad students to record oral history with Black residents

Avani Kalra, Reporter October 29, 2021

When Dino Robinson said he was challenged to write an article about local Black history, he struggled to find records of Black communities in the North Shore. With the information lacking, he was inspired...

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,...

The Frances Willard House Museum is shown from the side.

City historical organizations celebrate Preservation Month

Xuandi Wang, Reporter May 26, 2022

The Shorefront Legacy Center unveiled two inaugural heritage site markers this month as part of a project seeking to recognize African American Heritage Sites and African Americans’ contributions to...

In Focus: As Connections for the Homeless looks to purchase the Margarita Inn, residents remain divided on the building’s future

In Focus: As Connections for the Homeless looks to purchase the Margarita Inn, residents remain divided on the building’s future

Joanna Hou, Diversity and Inclusion Chair May 23, 2022

More than 200 people packed St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on March 13 for a special 4th Ward meeting. They were all prepared to discuss the same topic: the future of the Margarita Inn.  The building,...

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