Soweto Day Walkathon '93

by Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Undated, about May 1993 or a little earlier
4 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
A guide to the Soweto Day Walkathon in Chicago on June 12, 1993 sponsored by the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa (CCISSA), Chicago-Alexandra Sister Community Project, and Committee for Church in Society of Trinity United Church of Christ. This Walkathon will support voter education in South Africa. This guide includes a map and some history of the Beverly Hills area through which we will be walking. The Walk begins at Trinity United Church of Christ, where Reverend Jeremiah Wright is the pastor, and ends at Third Baptist Church, where Reverend Ragman is pastor. The Carter G. Woodson Memorial Library houses the largest collection on African American Studies in the Chicago area. Longwood Drive runs along a ridge formed of glacial debris deposited 12,000 years ago. Within a few thousand years Native Americans discovered this beautiful terrain; Potawatomies were the last to leave here, in accord with the 1833 treaty with the white man's government. 95th & Western, Evergreen Plaza, built in 1952 by Arthur Rubloff, was a new concept in retailing; in the 1950's it was the site of a civil rights struggle for integration of public shopping areas. Other historic spots on the Walkathon are Vanderpoel School, The Castle, Horton House, the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, Frank Lloyd Wright House, and Widow Wilcox House. The guide also lists rests stops at State Representative Monique Davis’ office, Wendy’s, and Beverly Unitarian Church. The guide was compiled by Edna White and the Ridge Historical Society. The guide also thanks many people, especially at churches that are on the route, Michael Elliott and the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid; Robinson Bus Company; Reverend Molefe Tsele; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSME) Local 2000; and United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 719.
Used by permission of former members of the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers