The Contract Buyers League was a collective of African American Chicago homeowners originating in North Lawndale on Chicago's West Side, who, in the late 1960s protested the exploitative sale of homes to blacks through contract selling.
For those interested in viewing the Contract Buyers League exhibit, beginning on Tuesday, July 21, it will be at Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, North Lawndale, 3555 W Ogden Ave. The exhibit is open to the public from 10am-4pm. Please feel free to come at any time, and tell your friends. Thank you.
The Contract Buyers League exhibition is opening this Thursday, July 16th! Please join us at the Homan Square Community Center from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. A small program will take place at approximately 6:30. Refreshments will be served.
And in case you cannot make on Thursday night, the exhibition will also be open this Saturday, July 18th, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Hope to see you there one of the days!
Thank you everyone who has taken some time to read this blog and for those that dig deeper into the history of the CBL, North Lawndale, and the themes of this blog. It's been awhile since I've posted here, but in the coming month I hope to do so a little more often. We are working to complete a small exhibit about the CBL to be displayed in North Lawndale. Information and progress of the developing exhibit will be posted here. Feel free to comment and share, give suggestions, edits, etc. Look for more to come soon....