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Outspoken: Chicago's Free Speech Tradition is the first exhibition to be co-curated by the Chicago Historical Society and the Newberry Library.
Chicago has always been a vibrant locale for free speech activism. Outspoken provides a rare opportunity to discover the history of political, cultural and artistic dissent in Chicago and its environs.
Public programs on free speech at the Historical Society and the Newberry include documentary films, readings, talks, panels, a bus tour and focus on labor, the state of the media, political satire, literature, and more.
For program updates, check the Newberry Library’s Web site, www.newberry.org or call the public programs office at (312) 255-3700. On the rare occasion that it becomes necessary to cancel a public program, the information will be posted on the Web site. Unless otherwise indicated, admission to public programs at the Newberry is free and no reservations are required.
Public programs to accompany Outspoken have been planned in collaboration with the Chicago
Historical Society, the American Library Association, the Public Square, and the Independent Press Association.
These programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the
National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, or the Illinois General Assembly.