Thursday, June 27
7pm at Augustana Lutheran Church
On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the “white” beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations.
Winner of the 2019 Coretta Scott King Award for outstanding young adults’ literature by an African-American author
Sponsored by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Interfaith Council