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Books that Celebrate and Complicate the Black Experience in Chicago

Black leaders, artists, and intellectuals have been instrumental in shaping the city of Chicago. As we celebrate Black History Month, we've curated a reading list that encourages engagement with Chicago’s history through the lens of Black ideas, culture, and resistance. With these previously published and forthcoming titles we hope to continue the work of enriching and reshaping Black history and intellectual traditions.

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INCENDIARY ART by Patricia Smith has won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry. The award was announced on Sunday, January 14 with the early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards at a pre-telecast gala dinner in Pasadena, California. 

Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin reviews John Vinci: Life and Landmarks. ​You can read the full article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kamin/ct-met-architecture-books-kamin-1126-story.html