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Stay Home and Visit the DuSable Museum of African American History with Mayor Lightfoot

Dear Chicago students and families, As we continue to battle COVID-19 together, I want you to know that the health and safety of all Chicagoans remains our top priority, as does the continued education of our young people. Last month, in partnership with Citadel, we launched Stay Home. Hit Play., a weekly video series that will bring engaging, educational programming from Chicago institutions to students and families across the city. The series has partnered with the city’s museums and cultural institutions to invite students to go behind the scenes at some of Chicago’s most iconic places on Wednesdays while staying home. In the fifth episode of Stay Home. Hit Play. segment airing today on, Mayor Lightfoot will stop by the DuSable Museum of African American History to learn about WWI, Harold Washington, and the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the series, Mayor Lightfoot will join museum curators and staff as they lead virtual tours of their most popular exhibits and even share hidden treasures not usually seen by the public. Viewers will take virtual field trips to places like the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Science and Industry, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo. Along with each episode, students will find corresponding learning activities on the website to further engage with each museum experience. Young learners will also find Stay Home. Hit Play. twice a week on Chicago’s PBS station – WTTW. The episodes will air online on Wednesdays at and will air Fridays at 5:30 p.m. on WTTW (11.1) and Mondays at 12:30 p.m. on WTTW Prime (11.2). Subsequent Stay Home. Hit Play. episodes will air each Wednesday online and Fridays and Mondays on TV, and all segments and related student worksheets will be available on the series website. Please also follow the program’s Instagram handle @hitplaychicago for updates. We look forward to bringing so much of what Chicago has to offer straight to you and your families. Stay home. Save lives, The City of Chicago Mayor's Office

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