Chicago was a city of connections, linking the East to the West.
It was a dynamic environment that encouraged artistic innovation and experimentation.
The artists in this exhibit helped create that artistic legacy.
Music: ‘The Creator has a Master Plan’ by Pharoah Sanders
Dunham's Legacy: Red Clay Dance Company
Katherine Dunham’s legacy lives on through the dancers at Chicago’s Red Clay Dance Studio.
Founded by Vershawn Sanders-Ward, Red Clay keeps Dunham’s unique dance style alive.
In this way, Dunham’s legacy serves as an important source of community even to this day.
Brooks' Legacy: South Side Community Art Center
This audio guide was produced by graduate students from the University of Chicago: Fiona Maxwell, Sanjukta Poddar, Cecilia Ringo, Lindsay Apperson, Luiza Osorio G. Silva, & Richard S. Young. Thank you to The Studs Terkel Radio Archive, The Red Clay Dance Company, and The South Side Community Arts Center for interviews and audio material.