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Humanities 2020 hosts DuSable panel discussion

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September 23, 2021
Linda Blaser

Lake Forest College Humanities 2020 is sponsoring its first event of Fall 2021, “Beyond Commemoration: DuSable in Chicago History,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 27. 

Panel members will address the historical significance of Jean-Baptise Pointe DuSable, Chicago's first non-native settler, and his wife, Kitihawa, for centering diversity and indigenous peoples in Chicago's history and public policy.

K. & H. Montgomery Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies Courtney Joseph, a Humanities 2020 Faculty Fellow, will lead the discussion. 

Featured panelists are:

The discussion will be available in-person in Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall or via Zoom. Registration required. 

Lake Forest College’s Humanities 2020 is a partnership initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that is working to enhance and advance humanities education through engagement with the issue of racism in the Chicagoland area.

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