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Courtney Joseph to present at Chicago Humanities Festival

Courtney Joseph, assistant professor of history and African American studies, will be presenting at the Chicago Humanities Festival in May as part of Lake Forest College’s partnership with the Festival under the auspices of Humanities 2020.

Chicago’s deep roots in Black and Indigenous history have been rendered largely invisible in the ubiquitous narratives of the city. Joseph is interested in another story—one that amplifies Black and Indigenous voices in order to better understand the history of our city and country.

Filling in the missing puzzle pieces, Joseph reveals and reclaims Chicago’s legacy as a multicultural metropolis built by a diverse group of organizers, educators, artists, and historians.

Join her for a conversation about why certain histories are erased and how to make them visible again. Joseph’s talk will be held at the Oriental Museum of the University of Chicago, Sunday, May 3, 3–4 p.m.

Lake Forest College’s Humanities 2020, a partnership initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, works to enhance and advance humanities education through deep engagement with issues of race in Chicago.