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Chicago 100 Years Ago

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What events come to mind when you think about disasters that have shaped the growth of Chicago? In this study group, you will learn that 1919 was a dramatic year in the life of the city. Significant events include the Wingfoot Express Airship Explosion, the 31st St. Beach Race Riots, a major transit strike, the White Sox World Series Scandal, and the kidnapping and murder of a nine-year-old girl. You will learn about Chicago’s transition from the end of World War I and the influenza epidemic of 1918 to the implementation of Burnham’s 1909 Plan for Chicago. Prohibition was on the horizon. Through readings and peer-led discussion we will discover the impact the events of 1919 had on the development of Chicago as a modern city. Our primary resource will be City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster that Gave Birth to Modern Chicago by Gary Krist (Crown Publishers, 2012). No class on 09/30/19.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Debra Watkins2.Judy Myers 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Judy Myers  ; Debra Watkins  ClassRoom