Two and half decades have passed since Dino Robinson set out to correct a glaring absence on Chicago’s North Shore: The rich and multi-layered history of generations of Black Americans who have called Evanston and the surrounding communities home was buried or absent from local historical archives. A quarter of a century later, thanks to Dino’s leadership and our caring volunteers and community members — that void is vanishing.
Today, Shorefront offers the general public, historians, and archivists historical resources not available in any other institution. Join us in preserving our invaluable organization over a night of libations, music, and joviality. Tickets include an elegant seated dinner, talks from renowned legacy keepers, and participation in our live auction. Read below for info on our speakers and entertainment for the evening:
We are delighted to honor Keith Beauchamp, acclaimed documentarian and producer & writer of Till, with the Morris “Dino” Robinson, Jr. Award for his significant contributions to preserving Black histories.
Our night will culminate with an address from Donna Johnson, a friend of Shorefront, proud Evanston native, and the first Black mayor in Libertyville’s 185-year history.
Music for evening courtesy of Chicago favorite: Midnight Sun.
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