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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.