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Graceland Cemetery Tour: Now With Fewer Rich White Guys!

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Graceland Cemetery

4001 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60613

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Historically, most of the biggest, most impressive monuments in American cemeteries have been built by rich white guys - brewers, lumber merchants, steel barons, and real estate moguls. But there are far more stories at Graceland than just those movers and shakers. Some of those steel barons had daughters who set the city on fire with their scandalous novels, or wives who were attacked as "intolerant abolitionists" by anti-Lincoln papers. There are fugitive slaves, underground railroad workers, soldiers, black pioneers, members of the early LGBTQ community, artists, and many more. Some in unmarked graves!

Adam Selzer is the author of Mysterious Chicago, HH: Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil, and many other Chicago history books. He has been running Graceland tours for years, and is now at work on a new authorized "Who's Who" book that's uncovered some incredible new stories. The "Now With Fewer Rich White Guys" edition will focus on both the famous and forgotten people who WEREN'T rich merchants, including some whose stories have never been retold. Join him for a 75-90 minute walk through American history. There will be a little overlap between this tour and his standard route (you can't do a Graceland tour without Inez, and it's not like he'll refuse to say who a monument is for based on their bank accounts; there'll inevitably be SOME rich white guys mentioned) but most of the stories are new for 2019, or contain cool new information that's never been used on a tour before.

- Meet a bit before noon inside the gates (at N. Clark and W. Irving Park.)

- The cemetery is near the red line, the 22 Clark bus, and the Irving Park bus.

- Limited parking is usually available in the cemetery, and free parking is usually available along Clark Street if there's no Cubs game (and they're in Cincinnatti June 29th).

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