Live From Pullman National Monument, September 24, 2017

Live From Pullman National Monument, a tourist and tourism hotspot, with Dr Lyn Hughes
  
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Live From Pullman National Monument
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with Dr Lyn Hughes and guest Masequa Myers

Live From Pullman National Monument with Dr Lyn Hughes and guest Masequa Myers

Headlined, Live From Pullman National Monument, September 24, 2017

Masequa Myers
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September 24, 2017

Today’s guest Masequa Myers, Executive Director, South Side Community Art Center and Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford, Vice Chair of the Illinois Committee on Tourism, the show should be lively and informative.

SSCAC a popular tourist attraction, has been instrumental in launching the careers of many nationally and internationally established artists, from the era of the Works Progress Administration (President Roosevelt) to the present. Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks wrote and taught at the Art Center, Award winning Photographer Gordon Parks had his first darkroom in the basement of the SSCAC; and Charles White and Elizabeth Catlett shared what they learned from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with other artists who could not afford the tuition.

Guest, Masequa Myers

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Masequa Myers
Author and Film Producer Masequa Myers
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Executive Director of the South Side Community Art Center in Chicago Illinois
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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

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Live From Pullman National Monument

Live From Pullman National Monument, a tourist and tourism hotspot, with Dr Lyn Hughes
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Dr Lyn Hughes

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.