CHICAGO 1919, THE FILM
A TALE OF LOSS, TRANSFORMATION, AND HEROISM BASED ON TRUE EVENTS.
Seanne N. Murray on Chicago 1919, The Film
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WRITERS AND ATTACHMENTS
The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center is pleased to serve as historical consultant to the feature film "Chicago 1919". Founded in 1961, the DuSable Museum is the oldest independent Black history museum in the US, and a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Our role in the cinematic portrayal of this little-known story in the great industrial city, that was the most popular destination of southern Blacks during the Great Migration, is a scholarly and artistic effort that combines archival research of documents and photography, and other historical elements connected to the city of Chicago in 1919.
Perri Irmer, President and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History
Over two decades ago, Cure Violence Global, the 9th ranked NGO in the world, was formed in the heart of Chicago in response to the epidemic of violence. Guided by the understanding that violence is a health issue, CVG’s approach to prevention provides treatment to those most impacted by violence, building the capacity and autonomy of individual survivors and communities to heal amidst constant exposure to multiple forms of trauma and violence. The most notable being the structural violence that is systematically embedded into the fabric of our nation, making historic events, like Chicago 1919, not only possible, but acceptable. So, we’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Chicago 1919, The Film a powerful script that delves into a tragic piece of violent history and also shines a light on transformation and redemption. In our role, we'll be actively engaging with the audience and community at large as we continue to implement effective violence prevention measures and spread the cure for violence one community at a time. Together, we can make a world where violence is a thing of the past, and hope and healing are the norm.
Dr. Monique Williams, Executive Director, Cure Violence Global