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Shorefront Journal

Shorefront Journal is the official online publication of Shorefront. Occasional postings explore local Black history, work within Shorefront and welcomes contributing articles from the general public. The original journal began in 1999 as a printed quarterly. In 2012, the journal transitioned online with an annual printed version. Several issues of the original journal can be found at issuu.com/shorefront.

For submissions: Send articles and supporting images for consideration to shorefront@me.com

Re-posting: Please cite “shorefrontlegacy.org” when reposting any Shorefront media and publications originating from Shorefront Journal

Publications: Visit lulu.com/spotlight/shorefrontpress for all of Shorefront’s active publications through Shorefront Press.

In 1999, Shorefront Journal, in its original printed form, was released to meet the need of sharing these significant stories to the general public. Published quarterly, this informal journal gave voice to the many historical moments throughout the Northern suburbs of Chicago.

The journal also gave exposure to more than 60 contributing writers — students, professors, historians alike — and became a venue for writers to share their stories and skills.

Shorefront welcomes the work of novice and professional writers and will make every effort to assure timely consideration of submissions. CLICK HERE to submit.

The History Behind the UNITY Scholarship and its Founding Members

—By Kimberly Jackson In 1984, the dream to find a way to recognize the community’s young people in a positive light was put into reality by two friends, C. Louise Brown and Yvonne Davis. Over 30 years later, this legacy is comprised of a unified body of believers and achievers coming together to do something ...

Eleanor J. Frazier Moore: Embraced Grace, and Culture

—By Dino Robinson For eleven years, in a setting of grace, charm, and beauty, the Norshore Twelve, Inc. played host to its annual cotillion to formally present the Debutante’s of the year. This event attracted hundreds, within the African American community in Evanston and on the north shore, to the downtown Chicago Sherman House throughout ...

Emmaline H. Jourdain: Remembering the Lady

—By Rose Jourdain She had begun her life in Warrenton, Georgia. November 4, 1909, the only child of Rosa English and Joseph Hardwick, and moved with her family to Evanston when she was six. She attended the Evanston public schools, sang in the choir at Ebenezer AME Church where her father was a trustee and ...

Hands of Time: Hands on Pageantry

—by Dino Robinson . . .Look to this day! For today your child has became a Woman! A Beautiful  B L A C K  Woman! . . . —Excerpt from “Miss Black Evanston” 1971-72, composed by Maryland L. Williams and Morris McCorvey Four men with aspirations to join the ranks of the many singing groups, ...

Shorefront update #009

The board and volunteers of Shorefront has had a busy schedule since our last update summer of 2015. New acquisitions, interns, exhibitions, avocation and recognition have all taken place over that time period cumulating into a very busy 12 months. We even did some light renovation to the Legacy Center and was a feature on ...

My Grandfathers: Arthur Chester King

— By Bruce King Arthur Chester King, born October 9, 1888 in Abbeville, South Carolina, known as the “Birthplace and the Deathbed of the Confederacy”. Arthur was born an only child just 23½ years after the Civil War and just 16 years after the death of Reconstruction; that seven-year period intended to reunify the southern ...
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