Event Details

A Night of Empowerment

The Village Free Press is proud to present our inaugural list of Living Black History Makers and Living Legacies. We are honoring these pioneering mayors, history makers and living legacies during an evening of empowerment, food, drinks and networking. Event tickets are $50. The proceeds will benefit Village Free Press.

The Pioneering Mayors, The History Makers and Living Legacies that will be honored:

Pioneering Mayors

Recognizing 'African American Mayoral Firsts'

Andre Harvey, Bellwood Mayor

Katrina Thompson, Broadview Mayor

Edwenna Perkins, Maywood Mayor

The History Makers

The first five individuals are people who helped create local history in Proviso Township in 2018. The Living Legacies are individuals who have created spheres of influence in their communities over a number of years.

Kimberly Lightford

Karen Yarbrough

Patrick Hardy

Christopher Parker

Talei Thompson

The Living Legacies

These five community leaders have quietly made their presence felt in the township over a number of years and have created enduring local legacies in their respective spheres of influence that have benefited current residents.

Bishop Pam Lawrence

Phyllis Duncan

Vena Nelson

Quentin Beasley

Jeremy Horn

  • When: Sat Mar. 23
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Address: T.H. Wade Foundation Center
    Maywood IL,US 60153

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