Storytelling and Public History

Thursday, June 6, 2013 @ 6:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State St.

Chicago, 

IL 

60605

Presenter

Chicago Public Library
312-747-4300

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Chicagoans understand their history as much through each other’s stories as through history books.  Join artist Samantha Hill, Albany Park Theatre Project director David Feiner, author Miles Harvey, historian Jennifer Brier and moderator Dawn Turner Trice of the Chicago Tribune for a discussion of how storytelling informs our understanding of history and shapes our culture.
 
The Chicago Public Library celebrates the storytelling tradition and the way our stories celebrate the many cultures of our city with the current One Book, One Chicago celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns and the broader theme of how migration has shaped Chicago.
 
More information about this event here.