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Movie Viewing: Alice’s Ordinary People
May 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Maclure Library will host the documentary, Alice’s Ordinary People on Monday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Alice’s Ordinary People features Alice Tregay, an ordinary Chicago woman who stood up to injustice in her community. Alice’s remarkable story as an activist spans fifty years and is about ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights.
The documentary tells the story of Alice’s early advocacy in equal housing, school integration and Operation Breadbasket which became Operation Push in 1971. She started the political education division within Operation Push in 1971 and taught thousands of students how to organize citizens and lead political campaigns. Ms. Tregay was often a campaign leader in mayoral and presidential elections. Eventually she went on to serve as director and chief lobbyist for the Black Illinois Legislative Lobby in Springfield from 1977-82.
This documentary about the Chicago Freedom Movement with firsthand accounts should not be missed.
Maclure Library, 840 Arch Street is ADA compliant and the program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 483-2972.