Black History Through the Senses
Celebrating Black History and Culture Throughout the Year
The Cultural Engagement and Events Committee invites fellow Loyolans to explore Black History through the senses. We have created a resource to help Loyola staff support our local community through Black art, music, Chicago Black-owned business, and much more! By no means is this an all-encompassing list, but simply a starting point to celebrate Black History and culture throughout the year.
See: Movies, Books, Art by Black artists
Click on the links to watch the trailers or a link to purchase the book from Semicolon Bookstore!
Just Mercy (movie and book)
Queenie - Candice Carty-Williams
Well-Read Black Girl-Gloria Edim
Such a Fun Age- Kiley Reid
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou
How to Be Anti-Racist- Ibram X. Kendi
The New Jim Crow- Michelle Alexander
Homegoing- Yaa Gyasi
The Vanishing Half- Britt Bennett
Beloved- Toni Morrison
Native Son - Richard Wright
Hear: Music & Podcasts by Black Artists
Click on the links to be taken to the show’s and artist’s page on Spotify!
Taste: Black Owned Local Chicago Restaurants
Caribbean American Baking Co : Go-to for the best Jamaican pastries!
Buffalo Joe's - If you are looking for some great comfort food, this is the place to go.
Windy City Ribs & Whiskey- Need we say more?
The Soul Shack- "Bringing the soul of the kitchen to a neighborhood near you"
Ain't She Sweet Cafe- "Where great food and great people meet to eat!"
Touch: Black Owned Clothing and Shops
Kiwi's Boutique : Store selling sassy & contemporary women’s clothing and accessories, including plus sized items
Recycled Modern: Home goods store
Greer Chicago: Charming stationary shop with designer goods, greeting cards, writing instruments, and other gifts
Kido : Children’s clothing store
Love Peridot: Gift Shop