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Chicago History Museum (Lincoln Park)
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 642-4600


Mon-Sat, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Sun, 12:00-5:00 pm; Tuesdays open until 7:30 pm; through July 15




Race: Are We So Different?

Race: Are We So Different?

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It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community, strength, and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression.

The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people and even genocide. Today, contemporary scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to challenge “racial” differences, and even question the very concept of race.

Race, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.