Against All Odds: The Story of Evanston’s African American Community
*A Free Film Screening & Discussion*
Join the main branch of the Franklin County Public Library on Nov. 13 for a screening of the documentary, “Evanston’s Living History," and a discussion with filmmaker Craig Dudnick.
Celebrating the history of African Americans in one of Chicagoland's most influential towns, the film describes the against all odds birth of a community whose civic contributions reverberate today. Interviews with several prominent Evanstonians, including Edwin Jourdain, the city’s first black alderman, former police chief William Logan, former fire chief Sanders Hicks and former mayor Lorraine Morton, reveal how members of Evanston's African American community broke through social and economic barriers and forged a model of civic participation and leadership that has sustained through the present.
Enjoy free refreshments at 6:00 p.m. The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Q&A with the filmmaker. Please reserve a seat by calling (540) 483-3098 option 0. This event is funded by the Friends of Main Library.