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News items related to Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson Library, A South Side Institution Is Refurbished

Carter G. Woodson Library reopoens after major rennovations. The Carter G. Woodson Regional Library at 95th and Halsted was named for the father of Black History Month.

Treasurer Summers Announces 2017 Black History Month Essay Competition

This scholarship will give Chicago Public Schools seniors the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship for their first year college tuition.

History of Auburn Gresham

The recent history of Auburn Gresham is somewhat similar to that of the areas that surround it: once predominantly Irish Catholic, the racial makeup of the neighborhood quickly changed in the the 1960s and 1970s when African Americans began moving into the area from surrounding communities. 

Celebrating 28 Days of Of Auburn Gresham History

Celebrate the 28 days of February with us by sharing a moment in Auburn Gresham Black History. Just send a copy of your historic photo(s) and stories to gadc@gagdc.org. Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) wants to highlight the historic works and events of our families, businesses, schools, commumity advocacy works and civil rights history that have occurred in the Auburn Gresham community. Share the good history in the hood during black history month 2014!

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