Pictured left to right are Mattie Amaker, Judge Lionel Jean-Baptiste, Bobby Burns, Kevin Brown, Richard Pack, John Fuller and Dino Robinson. Photo by Shorefront

Two Evanstonians and a photographer from Missouri led “Black Lives Matter,” one of a series of two events in this year’s Black History Discussion Series. The event, sponsored by the Evanston/North Shore NAACP, the African American History & Genealogical Study Group, The Haitian Congress and Shorefront Legacy Center took place on Feb. 21 at the Levy Center. Speakers were Kevin L. Brown, J.D., Community Services Manager for the City, Richard Pack, a photographer and native Missourian, who photographed and filmed events in Ferguson, Mo., and Bobby Burns, activist with Millennial PAC and community youth developer.

The second event of the series will take place noon to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave. The title is “The History of Black Entrepreneurship,Wealth and Asset Building in Evanston/North Shore and The Current Threat to Black Wealth in Real Estate.”