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We revisit the story of photographer Wallace Kirkland, who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places. 

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The photographer Wallace Kirkland was a late bloomer who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places. 

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A new book explores the racial identity of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Chicago after World War II -- neither white nor black, but sometimes a buffer between the two.

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We remember Morris Topchevsky, a Chicago artist who was an eyewitness to world-changing events.

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Jane Addams and her fellow reformers understood the social value of art and its ability to break down barriers and uplift people. Find out how Jane Addams' Hull House was an incubator for early Chicago artists.

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Jackie Taylor. Photo credit: Marzena Abrahamik, TimeOut Chicago

The genius of Jackie Wilson is resurrected at the new home of Black Ensemble Theater.  We hear from the founder of the theater about 35 years of performances -- and building for the future.

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