In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing



Location: Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Start Date/Time: March 04, 2021 - various
End Date/Time: June 20, 2021

This exhibition reflects on historical and contemporary responses to fair housing in the Chicagoland area, beginning with the crucial Chicago Freedom Movement. The 1965–67 movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., James Bevel, and Al Raby fought against systemic racism and segregation of the Chicagoland area, and inspired the Fair Housing Act of 1968. “In Focus” seeks to provide an understanding and context for this national issue that had roots in the Chicagoland area through a variety of photographic works. $15/adult; $12/senior. Open Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

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