Exhibit at UIC’s African American Cultural Center about Columbian Exposition

“The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World’s Columbian Exposition” was inspired by the same-titled pamphlet co-authored by journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells; it draws on the 120th Anniversary of Chicago’s World Fair to explore how many African Americans felt about their exclusion from the fair’s planning processes. The exhibit showcases some of the lesser-known contributions of Black Chicagoans during that period, and issues concerning ethnic representation within the fair’s exhibits.

This exhibition is now open and runs through October 11th 2013 at the UIC African American Cultural Center.