Voices of our Community

Jul122015 1

Volunteer Spotlight: Rita Laws

Bio: Rita Laws was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in a suburban town about 30 miles south of downtown Chicago.  She was the youngest of three children, one sister and one brother.  She… Read More


Change Is Possible

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a civil rights leader, attorney, and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, was a recipient of our inaugural Power To Inspire Tribute Award for his longstanding civil rights work and commitment… Read More


The Center Turns One!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     June 22, 2015                                                       … Read More

Jun052015 1

Volunteer Spotlight: Beverly Jackson

What inspired you to volunteer at The Center? A friend actually told me about volunteer opportunities at The Center.  As a retired educator, I was looking for volunteer work that was meaningful and had… Read More

Jun052015 6

A Farewell from CEO Doug Shipman

by Doug Shipman

As I serve my last day as CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, I wanted to briefly share a few hopes that I take with me.  I hope everyone will always… Read More

Jun042015 1

The Center’s Quilt from 45 Nations

by Ruwa Romman

Have you experienced "Justice We Shall Pursue" at The Center? This is the name of the quilt that hangs on the lower level of the Center for Civil and Human Rights just outside the gallery… Read More