Saturday February 15, 2-3 p.m.
Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium (ground floor)
On Saturday, February 15, 2-3 p.m., the Public i‘s own Brian Dolinar will talk about a book he recently published, The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers. The book was originally written by a group of black writers that included Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, Arna Bontemps, and Katherine Dunham. It tells the history of African Americans in the “Land of Lincoln” from Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, the black founder of Chicago, to the Great Migration, and the rise of Bronzeville.