James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture 

The legacy of Jim and Mary Clare Sczepaniak lives on through the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture hosted by the Lewis University History Department. And YOU are invited to join us for this year's lecture!

*Event is free and open to the public*

"Unvarnished: Civil Rights in Our Backyards"
Tuesday, October 26 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Saint Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall and Reception in Flight Deck
The participants of the Fall 2021 lecture are part of the Unvarnished: De Facto and De Jure Segregation in the Northern and Western United States. Their work is funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences National Leadership Grant, which interprets the exclusionary practices. The exhibition will have a public-facing website and will explore this history as it unfolded across the nation, providing context and a framework for exploring specific, local experiences. This is a consortium of organizations including: Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL; African Heritage Inc., Appleton, WI; Brea Museum & Historical Society, Brea, CA; Oak Park River Forest Museum, Oak Park, IL; Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH; and Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society, West Hartford, CT. 
The panel includes: Donna Sack, Naper Settlement; Frank Lipo, Executive Director, The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest; Sarah Doherty, Ph.D. Associate Professor, North Park University, Chicago; Nicholas Hoffman, Wisconsin Historical Society; Sabrina Robins, Ph.D., African Heritage, Incorporated of Appleton, WI, 

Questions? Contact Dennisa Walker at walkerde@lewisu.edu or (815) 836-5882.