An elevated view of the exterior of the Carruthers Center building

Friday, January 31, 2020

Black History Month is about to kick off at Northeastern Illinois University! Among the many highlights is the return of an alumna who founded the Bronzeville Historical Society and will return for a lecture at the Carruthers Center. Read that inspirational story, view the full month of events and find more in Noteworthy at Northeastern.  

Around the Commons

Celebrating Chicago’s Black history

After getting married and becoming a young mother, Sherry Williams never dreamed she would return to school at age 55. When she did, she decided to attend the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. “I made a point when I returned to college—I would return to the place that was in my heart so many years ago,” William said. The education has served her well as founder and president of the Bronzeville Historical Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to chronicling the arrival of African Americans to Chicago during the Great Migration and beyond. On Feb. 24, Williams’ journey will come full circle when she delivers an NEIU Alumni: All Access lecture titled “Are We Losing Ground?” at CCICS as part of Northeastern’s Black History Month activities.

And there’s more!

  • The Chade Foundation has entered a memorandum of understanding with Northeastern to offer at least five scholarships to Northeastern students in 2020. In turn, Northeastern will host a Chade Foundation scholarship awards ceremony. In the media  
  • New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Civics 101” podcast hosted Associate Professor of Political Science William Adler for a discussion about the history of the Republican Party.
  • The “Life Edge” podcast invited Professor Emeritus of Economics Edward Stuart to discuss his trip to Ireland in January.  

To do  

Jewel Box Series

3MA will perform in the Recital Hall on Jan. 31 as part of the Jewel Box Series. 3MA is the meeting of three string-instrument virtuosi, emblematic of their countries in Africa, but also of generous artists who share a musical passion, a reciprocal dialogue and a beautiful friendship.  

Coming next week!

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