We visit a local house on the route of the Underground Railroad that was built by a man who was also an accomplished painter of early Illinoisans.
In a 1967 speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said the Underground Railroad “symbolized hope when freedom was almost an impossible dream.” Chicago photographer Dawoud Bey talks about his new exhibition, “Night Coming Tenderly, Black.”
Archaeologists are nearing the end of a monthlong dig in the city’s Old Irving Park neighborhood. What they’re looking for – and what they’ve turned up.
A farmhouse built in 1856 may have ties to the Underground Railroad. This summer, the homeowners and a Lake Forest archaeologist will begin work to uncover the mystery.
Was a Chicago housing project once a stop on the Underground Railroad? Geoffrey Baer discovers a hidden piece of African American history in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.