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The Legacy of the Chicago Defender

November 8 @ 6:00 pm

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July 17th, 2019, marked the first week without a print edition of the CHICAGO DEFENDERĀ in more than 114 years. Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, a fifth-generation member of the family that began publishing the Defender in 1905, will talk about the impact the paper had, from providing a platform for writers like Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks, to assisting the Great Migration.

CHF strives to eliminate barriers by making the following services available to you:

  • wheelchair accessible seats,
  • aisle seating,
  • assistive listening devices,
  • american sign language interpretation,
  • open captions,
  • seating close to stage,
  • audio descriptions,
  • and large print or braille programs.

You may request accommodations from the audience services representative at 312-605-8444 or at access@chicagohumanities.org


Blanc Gallery
4445 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL 60653 United States
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Box Office Contact:
(312) 605-8444
Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm


November 8
6:00 pm

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60 minutes
Special Notes
TAP members can book tickets by phone or at the door of an event. To order by phone, call the CHF box office at (312) 605-8444 and say you are a Teen Arts Pass holder to receive $5 tickets.