Reversing Urban Decline (Chicago History Book Club)
Date: Sat. February 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 am
6000 N. Broadway Street
About this event:
In partnership with the Edgewater Historical Society, the Edgewater Branch's new Chicago History Book Club will launch on February 22, 2014 by reading and discussing Chicago-based author Ed Marciniak's 1981 book, Reversing Urban Decline: The Winthrop-Kenmore Corridor in the Edgewater and Uptown Communities of Chicago.
In a 2004 obituary for Ed Marciniak, the Edgewater Historical Society's Edgewater Scrapbook described Ed Marciniak and his contribution as follows: 'Dr. Marciniak was a leader in the City of Chicago from his early days of teaching about race relations to his labor activism, journalism and continuing civil rights activism. . . . In his book Reversing Urban Decline, Ed outlined the steps to community improvement through grassroots activism.'
Please join us for coffee and conversation as we digest this important book and chart a course for the future of the Chicago History Book Club.
Thanks in part to a donation from the Edgewater Historical Society, a limited number of copies of Reversing Urban Decline can be checked out by book club participants. To get yours, visit the Edgewater Branch's reference desk or call (312) 742-1945.