TroublemakersChicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay

September 17, 2015
Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, United States

LAWCHA member Erik Gellman shares with us a show that he is curating that will be of interest to LAWCHA members. In the mid-20th century, Chicago activists troubled the waters of postwar inequity as they sought to create a democratic urban America. As a 1948 transplant to the Windy City, photographer Art Shay traversed the city’s neighborhoods and suburbs, capturing confrontations in streets and alleys over civil rights, economic justice and political empowerment.

Comprised of hundreds of never-before-seen images by one of America’s most accomplished photographers, Troublemakers complicates—and even upends—the simple morality tales and popular memory of freedom struggles during these tumultuous decades.

Co-sponsored by the St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies with generous financial support of Susan B. Rubnitz

This event will take place at the Roosevelt University Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. An opening reception and dialogue with Art Shay begins at 5pm.

For more information, see the postcard for Troublemakers.