The work of Shorefront remains true to its core mission values: Collect, Preserve, Educate, validated by visitors, educators and community members who have all stated “I did not know…” Beginning in 1995, Shorefront has, and continues to amass an archival collection of artifacts, documents, photographs and family archives that represent and depict the lives of Blacks on the Chicago suburban North Shore. In this Zoom program, Shorefront founder and former director Dino Robinson will discuss the origins of the organization in Evanston, past milestone initiatives, as well as the direction of the organization moving forward.
Dino Robinson is the Production Manager at Northwestern University Press. Throughout his career, he operated Robinson Design, was an instructor at Apple and was an Art Director within various advertising firms in Chicago, IL. Dino was the former acting director of Shorefront, an organization he pioneered in 1995. Within Shorefront, he has written three books, produces a quarterly journal (1999 - present), hosted dozens of lectures and has assembled several subject specific traveling exhibits. He is past Board President of the Evanston History Center, Evanston Neighborhood Conference and Co-founder of the Organization of Black Designers, Chicago Chapter (now Osmosis).
This program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Historical Association, and the Grainger Foundation.