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The Fight to Integrate Deerfield

Celebrating Black History Month and the Life of Dr. Eve Beverly

The Library mourns the passing of someone who made a difference in our community: Dr. Eve Beverly (seen right above.) Our local history archives hold many important materials related to Drs. Eve and Sherman Beverly, heads of the first Black family to make Deerfield home when they moved here in 1967. At the request of… Read More

Podcast: Erik Gellman’s new book on Art Shay and Chicago Protest History

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are very happy to present a conversation with Erik Gellman, author of Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay, a book that fuses photography and history to explore many “movements and moments” in the struggle for a more free and democratic… Read More

Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law,” on DPL Podcast

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re featuring a recent lecture at the Library by Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. Rothstein’s widely praised book makes clear that the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments actually promoted… Read More

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