Lewis program explores Civil Rights in ‘Our Backyard’
TTW Staff Report | 10/20/2021, 6 a.m.
The Lewis University History Department and the College of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communications invite the public to “Unvarnished: Civil Rights in Our Backyards.” The Fall 2021 James and Mary Clare Sczepaniak Endowed Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26 in Lewis University’s Saint Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall.
The panelists are part of a federally funded program that explores segregation in the Northern and Western United States that includes six museums/cultural institutions. They will discuss their research that documents exclusionary practices, such as restrictive housing covenants and sundown towns. They will also preview their upcoming exhibit.
The program panel includes:
- Sarah Doherty, Ph.D., Associate Professor, North Park University, Chicago
· * Frank Lipo, Executive Director, The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest
· * Nicholas Hoffman, Administrator of Museums and Historic Sites, Wisconsin Historical Society
· * Sabrina Robins, Ph.D., Board Member, African Heritage, Inc. of Appleton, WI
· * Donna Sack, Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Naper Settlement
“This year’s theme is at the center of our national conversation,” said Dennis H. Cremin, Professor of History. The panelists have been studying their communities, and we will be able to learn more communities of Appleton, WI; Oak Park, IL; and Naperville, IL. This program is not to be missed.”
Visit: alumni.lewisu.edu/sczepaniak21 to register for the event.