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Winter class series: REAL Black American History

taught at Urban Art Retreat 1957 S. Spaulding

T he American Black History class series will be comprised of viewing a documentary
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. called The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.
We will watch it in segments, discuss it, and make art about the film.

We will also have visitors, such as Billy Che Brooks, Paul Norrington, who will tell their own story in the context of history. In addition we will learn about black Americans who contributed to American life and paint art about them. We will have discussions about current American life as it affects African Americans. Students will learn about black wall street. We will also use flash cards to learn about black history. Each youth will write a story on African American history as they see it, and will illustrate the story. We will create our own film on African American History with students telling it.

8 Free class series seat s . You can register your Youth by emailing us.




Black Americans can become a speaker telling their own part of history-
email us.


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About Chicago URBAN ART RETREAT Center


1957 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago,, IL 60623, US

Mission Statement

Chicago URBAN ART RETREAT Center (CUARC) provides rooms for women. CUARC also provides safe space for people who are different from each other to enjoy & learn from each other. CUARC celebrates multiculturalism, diversity, and non-violence. We provide opportunities for people to learn about and practice peace. We encourage our volunteers to learn about social justice issues and the isms to spread this information to others.


In addition to a women's residence on the second floor, we offer an art gallery for under-represented artists, and art studio for non-artists. CUARC offers a variety of programs geared to the under represented and to educate the public about under represented populations. At our own site and at sites of other non-profits, CUARC programs include: art workshops & classes for non-artists, support & education for entrepreneurs, art shows by under represented people (people with mental illnesses, people of color, non-artists, survivors of trauma, immigrants, lesbians, gays, & seniors). Social opps. for people who are different from each other to attend, enjoy each other, and learn from each other are offered monthly. Non-violence and tolerance is encouraged at all activities.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture
Race & Ethnicity


Sat Jan 29, 2022 - Sat Mar 19, 2022
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM


1957 S. Spaulding Ave. at 21stChicago, IL 60623



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Storytelling


  • Kids


  • Must be at least 12
  • 1-4 Saturdays
  • Interest in black history, art, writing, film, fun.

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