The Levy Senior Center Foundation is proud to sponsor the Levy Lecture Series, an educational program for residents 55+ years who are passionate about learning.

Reservations are required. You can register below, call (847) 448-8250 or stop by the front desk. All lectures are free and are held in the Linden Room.

Join us for our spring 2020 Levy Lecture Series: Our Senses and Creativity. 


Tuesday, March 10 at 1pm

History of the Blues

Fruteland Jackson

Fruteland Jackson is an author, storyteller and accomplished musician. A Chicago native, he has been nominated three times for the Blues Music Awards. In 1997 he recieved the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award for his educational work with young people. (He created the “All About the Blues Series” for use in schools.) Mr. Jackson plays acoustic guitar with a focus on pre-war and post-war blues using a variety of styles including ragtime, Piedmont, and Delta. In 2002 he wrote Beginning Delta Blues Guitar (Alfred Publishing). His most recent CD, “Good As Your Last Dollar,” was released in May 2019.

Previous Lectures

Anette Isaacs, MA

Interracial Relationships between White Men & Black Women

Cheryl Judice, PhD | Faculty at NU's School of Education and Social Policy

Susan Ibitz | Owner, Human Behavior Lab

Elizabeth "Biz" Lindsay-Ryan | Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Professor, Trainor and Consultant

Leslie Goddard, PhD | Popular Speaker, Author, and Historian

Eden Juron Pearlman | Director, Evanston History Center

Annette Baldwin | Historian, Lecturer, Actress, Pioneer in Historical Portrayals

Dino Robinson | Founder, Shorefront Legacy Center
300 Dodge Ave Evanston IL 
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