Riots and Protest: Chicago's Legacy of Conflict (Second Session) | Newberry

Riots and Protest: Chicago's Legacy of Conflict (Second Session)

Thursday, January 31, 2019

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Dr. Rachel Boyle, The Newberry
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Explore Chicago’s past through one of its defining characteristics: conflict. By analyzing historical documents, consulting secondary literature, and engaging in lively discussion, seminar participants will investigate the historical riots and protests such as the Lager Beer Riots, Hull House Hunger Strikes, and the Haymarket Affair that continue to shape popular memory of Chicago’s past. The seminar will also demonstrate broad trajectories of settler colonialism, industrialization, and segregation while rooting conversation in tangible histories of people and place.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.