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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Featured Artist: Mark Yee
May 1, 2013 – May 31, 2013
The Chicago Public Library is celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May) with a series of art exhibits of works by Asian/Pacific American artists. These exhibits can be seen at library locations throughout the city. Woodson Regional Library features artist Mark Yee. Yee worked in finance and marketing before becoming an artist and curator. Eight years ago he started putting lines, color and shapes on canvas instead of marketing charts.
Faith in the Struggle: Rev. Addie L. Wyatt’s Fight for Labor, Civil Rights and Women’s Rights
March 23, 2013 – March 15, 2014
The Chicago Public Library’s Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature presents an exhibit recognizing the life and work of the late Rev. Addie L. Wyatt, who served as co-pastor of Chicago’s Vernon Park Church of God with her husband, the Rev. Claude Wyatt, Jr., and was one of the leading human rights activists in 20th century America. This exhibit traces Wyatt’s life and work from her birth in Brookhaven, Miss., to her passing in 2012, from her part in the epic Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to Chicago to her rise in the labor unions to her fight for women’s rights.