Posts Tagged ‘Black History Month’

Black History Month: Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis dancing

Today, we’re highlighting Ruth Ellis, a legendary activist known and loved for creating safe and supportive spaces for the LGBTQ+ community. Ellis’ home in Detroit became a source of support for those in need and a gathering spot where people could be themselves. She often bought books and food for young people, helped with college…

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Black History Month: Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt at his studio

Continuing our Black History Month celebration, we’d like to show appreciation for world-renowned sculptor Richard Hunt. Originally from Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, Hunt is most known for connecting abstract public art with the African American experience. He’s sculpted monuments for some of America’s greatest heroes, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Mary McLeod Bethune, Hobart Taylor, Jr.,…

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Black History Month: John Moutoussamy

In celebration of Black History Month, we want to commemorate John Moutoussamy and his contributions to Chicago’s housing. As one of the first Black architects to become a partner in a major firm, Moutoussamy was a key member of Dubin, Dubin, Black & Moutoussamy’s success with designing buildings under the 1968 Housing Act. The Housing…

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