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
Arts & Letters Hall 103
2315 N Kenmore Ave