For those who wish to learn more about Black cultural heritage, in Chicago and beyond, the city is lucky to have an abundance of resources maintained by local museums, libraries, nonprofit organizations, as well as independent artists and historians. 

However, it is meant to spark curiosity and encourage further exploration on the part of the reader. We encourage visitors to this site to explore the digital resources provided below, which are often mere snapshots of larger on-site collections, special projects, and helpful staff who can provide further guidance to learn more about your specific area of interest.

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Archives & Museum Collections

Oral and Written Histories

Historic Preservation

Arts & Civic Engagement