Alice Tregay's story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Alice's life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the "Willis Wagons." The second class structures were built to relieve overcrowding in those Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very existence perpetuated segregation.
In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Reverend James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket. Breadbasket fought racism on many fronts, but its main task was jobs for African Americans, particularly from those businesses drawing profits from the African American community.
Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her "ordinary people" spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice's had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.
На виставці ви побачите серію світлин із карпатських полонин, які відкривають шлях до зірок; частину колекції Музею космонавтики імені Сергія Корольова, яка розповість про історію космонавтики.
Join Felix and Chuck at the eō Business Incubators’ open workshop on Basics of Pitching, and learn what to do (and what not to do) when pitching your business.
Join us for Ukrainian premiere of "The Song of Sway Lake" together with American film director — Ari Gold. Featuring a sparkling soundtrack of classic songs - as well as the stunning original of the title - “The Song of Sway Lake” is a romantic drama about the spells cast by the melodies of lost time.
Design thinking and a customer-centric approach to product development are critical to launching a global business. Join the eō Business Incubators’ open workshop on Introduction to Design Thinking & the Customer by Andriy Milinevskiy.
Come to this lecture to learn about unique features of the Common App, how to answer some of the confusing questions, and get tips about answering the essay prompts. The presentation will be conducted by Priti Ravani, Assistant Director of Admissions at New York University.
Validating Your Startup — understanding what your customers need, what to focus on, and how to grow rapidly — are key in the early stages of development. Join the eō Business Incubators’ open workshop on Validating Your Startup with Felix Litvinsky and Chuck Whitehead.
Come and join us for a book presentation Ukrainian Heart by Bill Arthrell. During the presentation Bill will tell his inspiring story, answer questions and read his favorite poems.
We would like to welcome all beginner-level English learners every Friday from 5:00 - 6:00 PM for a general English course at America House. This course will cover all the skills you need to improve your communication in English.
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.