Live From Pullman National Monument, September 24, 2017
Live From Pullman National Monument with Dr Lyn Hughes and guest Masequa Myers
Executive Director of the South Side Community Art Center in Chicago Illinois
Myers, accomplished Author and Film producer grew up in Chicago before leaving to start a media consulting business in Los Angeles in 1992. Took the helm at the art center as it prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2015.
The South Side Community Arts Center has long been a haven for Chicago artists of color South Side Community It's been in existence since 1940’s. The Historic Bronzeville institution It has become a tourist destination of choice.
Art Center was established in 1941 by Dr. Margaret Burroughs and other African American artists banded together determined to find a venue to showcase their art. Through dedicated fundraising efforts, 3831 S. Michigan was purchased as the home of the SSCAC. President Roosevelt's WPA Initiative paid artists' salaries. The SSCAC is the only African American Art Center of its kind opened under the WPA Initiative to remain continuously open.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered the dedication speech at the SSCAC Saturday, May 7, 1941 at 3:00p.m. The event was covered by all major local and national networks of the day. The Southside Community Art Center became a Chicago Historic Landmark in June of 1991
Live From Pullman National Monument, a tourist and tourism hotspot, with Dr Lyn Hughes
This unique global-cast magazine format - Talk Radio Show focuses on all things Cultural Economic Development (CED) Or Tourism!
Presenting a unique eclectic blend of content highlighting history as it relates to Tourism, with a particular focus on the economic benefit tourism can, could, and does have on the African American community on a local and national level.