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Close-up of protesters at gay-liberation rally in Grant Park, April 1970. (Margaret Olin)

The political awakening of Chicago's gay and lesbian community is documented in a new book called "Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics."

'Civil War to Civil Rights' Covers More than 200 Years

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From Jean Baptiste DuSable to Black Lives Matter, the new exhibit "Civil War to Civil Rights" traces the history of struggles and triumphs of Chicago's African-American community.