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Chicago Region: History Resources

Online resources about the Chicago region's history

Freedom Day Demonstration, 1963

Length: 3:05

From: ChicagoHistoryMuseumFilm footage of the Freedom Day Demonstration, Chicago 1963. Courtesy of Kartemquin Films.

Chicago history books from Oakton's Library

You can find additional lists of great books about the Chicago region under many of the subject tabs shown above.

Suggested subject headings for books about Chicago history

  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.) - History
  • Historic buildings

Chicago Collections Consortium

The Chicago Collections Consortium is an organization of libraries, museums, and other institutions with archives that preserves, presents, and promotes the history and culture of the Chicago region.

A look back at Chicago history: Haymarket

Image of 1886 Chicago, Illinois broadside in English and German.  The English half says, "Attention workingmen! Great mass meeting to-night, at 7:30 o'clock, at the Haymarket, Randolph St., bet. Desplaines and Halsted Good speakers will be present to denounce the latest atrocious act of the police, the shooting of our fellow-workmen yesterday afternoon. Workingmen arm yourselves and appear in full force!"

Attention workingmen! great mass meeting to-night. 1886. Printed Ephemera Collection, Library of Congress. Portfolio 337, Folder 4.

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