“Dr. King’s dreams can still be heard echoing through the streets of Chicago in vigils, parades, protests, murals, and strolls along King Drive.”
A look back at the Nation of Islam’s Influence on south-side neighborhoods during the 1960s and 1970s.
The latest Blvck Vrchives features photos of the south side of Chicago from the 1960s to the 1980s, with a call to action to help identify the neighborhoods depicted.
The late 1960s was a time of change for the prison thanks to Winston Moore, the country’s first black warden.
In honor of Muhammad Ali’s legacy, we take a look back at his life in Chicago.
We take a look at the family legacy of Johnson Publishing and the publications that became a staple in black American households.
Nearly 41 years after the premier of Cooley High, we take a look back at CPS during the 60s and 70s, and the longstanding fight for educational equality.
On the 50th anniversary of a landmark desegregation lawsuit, the Reader and Blvck Vrchives offer this visual sampler of the city’s segregated housing past.
In many ways, Chicago’s political climate has changed little since the death of the political visionary.
In this election year, we look back at the history of black voter mobilization in Chicago and in the south.
A multimedia story inspired by the former Illinois poet laureate’s 1968 poem In the Mecca.
The Reader and Blvck Vrchives founder/curator Renata Cherlise collaborated on this reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact on Chicago.