Chicago’s 19th century history typically focuses on—and has been told by—middle- and upper-class white men credited with building businesses that fueled the city’s rapid growth. Less well-known and recognized are the women who helped build Chicago, whether alongside these men or, more often, independently. Some strived to advance civic and social reforms, others advocated for more livable housing, and many worked to secure the right to vote. Hear these activists’ stories and learn about reforms they led in this online tour highlighting sites on Chicago’s Near South Side.
Event Cost: $8, Free members + $3 processing fee.
Event Times: 7 p.m. July 15 & Sept. 2.