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Chicago & The Rise of Obama Bus Tour – November 10 2013

Forgotten Chicago presents Chicago &The Rise of Barack Obama from 1985 – 2008, an exclusive bus tour, on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $59.

Visit Forgotten Chicago for more details about the tour. or to purchase tickets.

Forgotten Chicago Obama Tour - November 10 2013

Free Event: True Stories of ‘The Underground Railroad’ – February 11, 2012

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True Stories of ‘The Underground Railroad’ will be celebrated at a dramatic reading for Black History Month to be held on Saturday, February 11 at 1 PM at Southside Hub of Production (SHoP), 5638 S. Woodlawn.

Written by Hyde Parker Osa Buchner, the Underground Railroad, tells the true stories of the heroic people who helped enslaved African Americans escape to freedom. Featured characters include Harriet Tubman, Thomas Garrett and Henry Box Brown. The parts will be read by Hyde Park residents Richard Buchner, Marcus-David Brown, Judith Heineman, Brian Phillips and Brenda and Rod Sawyer; and by South Sider Alma Washington.

We need to support this local playwright as she works to inspire and enlighten audiences with stories about the people “who helped in the struggle for freedom.” Be sure to put The Underground Railroad on your event list for Saturday.
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Dr. Carol Adams Speaks on History, Dr. Margaret Burroughs and Good Things Happening at DuSable Museum

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Dr. Carol Adams, President & CEO of DuSable Museum

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Carol Adams, President & CEO of DuSable Museum of African American History. It is usually the interviewer’s role to make the interviewee comfortable and ready for the interview.  Can I just say that Dr. Adams calmed my nerves for this interview? First of all, I was excited she said yes. And secondly, I was concerned about a couple of my questions, but she helped smoothed that over, too.

Anyway, listen to my interview with Dr. Carol Adams to learn about the history of DuSable, Dr. Margaret Burrough’s legacy and their community engagement.  Check out DuSable Museum’s website at www.dusablemuseum.org, like their Facebook Page, and follow them on Twitter. Be sure to become a member to help support the continued growth of the museum.

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What’s been your experience at DuSable Museum?


Traveling Down Freedom’s Main Line: The Freedom Rides at 50 – May 7th


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Take time from your busy schedule to learn more about the Freedom Riders, a group of over 400 young people – mostly American – who risked their lives to desegregate travel down South in the 1960s.  This is their 50th anniversary, and we need to look in the faces of some of the people who made it possible for us to travel freely today. At least stop in to say “thank you.”

On Saturday, May 7th,  WBEZ along with several other educational partners will  hold Traveling Down Freedom’s Main Line at DuSable Museum of African American History from 3:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m.  You have to RSVP for this free event.  You may do so at http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-07/traveling-down-freedom’s-main-line-freedom-rides-50.


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Preparing for Adolescence Seminar – April 30, 2011 – FREE

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If you are a mom with a pre-teen or “tween,” this seminar is for you.

From 9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011,doctors and nurses from the University of Chicago Medical Center will discuss topics including body changes during adolescence (ages 8-13), making good health choices, getting along with family members and others, and the importance of good diet, skin care, and exercise.

The seminar will be held at

University of Chicago Campus
Biological Sciences Learning Center
924 E. 57th Street, Room 109
on the north side of 57th Street
between Drexel and Ellis Avenues

Street parking is available.

Join the waitlist today.


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