Eve Ewing
Author, educator and sociologist Eve Ewing. Courtesy Nolis Anderson
Eve Ewing
Author, educator and sociologist Eve Ewing. Courtesy Nolis Anderson

In 1919, Chicago erupted into race riots after white beachgoers killed a Black teen named Eugene Williams. Poet Eve Ewing tells the story of that so-called “Red Summer” in her poetry collection 1919.

Now, writer J. Nicole Brooks has re-imagined Ewing’s poems as a play, which will debut at the Steppenwolf Theatre on Oct. 4.

EVENT ALERT: Join WBEZ’s Sasha-Ann Simons for a reflective conversation about Chicago’s Red Summer with Dr. Ewing on October 12th at 7pm at the Logan Center. FIND OUT MORE HERE.

Eve Ewing
Author, educator and sociologist Eve Ewing. Courtesy Nolis Anderson
Eve Ewing
Author, educator and sociologist Eve Ewing. Courtesy Nolis Anderson

In 1919, Chicago erupted into race riots after white beachgoers killed a Black teen named Eugene Williams. Poet Eve Ewing tells the story of that so-called “Red Summer” in her poetry collection 1919.

Now, writer J. Nicole Brooks has re-imagined Ewing’s poems as a play, which will debut at the Steppenwolf Theatre on Oct. 4.

EVENT ALERT: Join WBEZ’s Sasha-Ann Simons for a reflective conversation about Chicago’s Red Summer with Dr. Ewing on October 12th at 7pm at the Logan Center. FIND OUT MORE HERE.