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Walking Tour with Essence McDowell

Lifting As They Climbed

Jul 25, 2024

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In this special preamble to the series, delve into the immersive journey of Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Trailblazing Black Women in Chicago, an homage to the extraordinary women who have left an indelible mark on this city. During this walking tour, participants will explore the remarkable story of Lorraine Hansberry’s life and the lives of other powerful women who have empowered communities of Chicago throughout history.

July 25, 2024 | Meet in the Lobby of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th Street) | 4:30pm – 5:30pm

This event is part of this year’s Spotlight Reading Series; all programming in the Spotlight Reading Series are free and open to the public. Learn more about the annual series here.

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