Friday, April 18, 2008

HistoryMakers exhibit celebrates black achievement

"African-American History Makers: Agents of Change" is the subject of a multimedia exhibit on display through April 30 in the PAC lobby. The exhibit is a production of the University of Illinois and The HistoryMakers, a Chicago-based independent nonprofit oral history archive; one exhibit will be installed at each U of I campus.

The UIS exhibit features 3-feet by 8-feet standing banners with original illustrations and short biographies of 10 subjects, including former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun; Illinois Senate president Emil Jones; Chicago Federal Reserve Bank chairman Lester McKeever; U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama; and poet Sterling Plumpp. Read more>>

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