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Elmhurst Historical Museum hosts lecture on 1930s civil rights movement

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ELMHURST – A Roosevelt University professor will lecture at the Elmhurst Historical Museum about the fight to preserve democracy in the 1930s.

Erik S. Gellman, an associate professor of history, will discuss the interracial movement to beat back fascism in the local context of Chicago. Topics will include the formation of the National Negro Congress, the organizing of steel and packaginghouse workers and the artistic Renaissance that occurred in the city.

The lecture is presented in conjunction with the museum's "Our Lives, Our Stories: America's Greatest Generation."

Gellman's lecture, "The Fight to Preserve American Democracy: The Forgotten Civil Rights Movement of the 1930s-40s" is free and will start at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the museum's education center.

For more information, visit www.elmhursthistory.org or call 630-833-1457.

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