Founding Myths, History, and Chicago Monuments
This session will explore Chicago’s founding myths, the history behind them, and the monuments that were created to illustrate them. This conversation will delve into how our monuments can tell false or incomplete narratives and reinforce harmful or distorted truths. It will also consider how new artworks can serve to better connect the past and present, as they speak to the future.
Adam Green, Associate Professor of American History & the College, University of Chicago;
Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, North Central College
John N. Low, Enrolled Citizen Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University