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Tuesday
10
APR

A Talk With Authors Mariame Kaba & Essence McDowell

17:00
19:00
The Kola Nut Collaborative
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Join us for a talk with Mariame Kaba and Essence McDowell, authors of 'Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago's South Side - A Self-Guided Tour'

Mariame Kaba and Essence McDowell’s 'Lifting as they Climbed' is a guidebook that features a number of Black women who contributed to the development of Chicago from the mid-19th century to today. It tells a story of Black women activists and artists who lived and worked on Chicago’s South Side by taking readers on a tour of relevant landmarks and locations.

The vast majority of women featured in this book were active members of multiple organizations who pursued a broad range of issues. Others were artists (writers, painters, musicians, dancers) who both documented the conditions of Black people and shaped the culture of Chicago & the entire country. Chicago’s Black women activists organized to make the city work better for themselves, their loved ones and their communities.

Refreshments will be provided!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
5:00-7:00pm
Arts & Letters Hall 103
2315 N Kenmore Ave