Settlement houses first appeared in the United States in the late 1880s, modeled after London’s Toynbee Hall. Located in neighborhoods largely comprised of poor and immigrant populations, the purpose of these houses was to help improve the condition of area residents, both young and old, by offering educational programs and assisting with social services.
By the conclusion of the American Civil War, an estimated 179,000 Black men had served in the U.S. Army and another 19,000 in the Navy. In this online lecture, Researcher Jonathan Hill will provide an overview of the records and tools that can be used to uncover the stories of Black Civil War veterans.
Join the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center and American Inspiration for a program with Rebecca Clarren, discussing her remarkable new family history, The Cost of Free Land. An investigative journalist, Clarren explores the entangled history of her Jewish immigrant ancestors’ land in South Dakota and the Lakota who were forced off that land.