Help Us Celebrate Proviso’s Black History And Legacy Makers On March 23

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

On Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Rock of Ages Baptist Church, 1309 Madison St. in Maywood, Village Free Press will hold a reception for the 10 people we designated Living History Makers and Living Legacies during Black History Month.

Tickets are $50. Food, drinks, networking and empowerment included. Artwork by local artist Shanel Romain will be on display and available for purchase.

All proceeds will go to fund programming and operations for Village Free Press. Honorees will get 1 complimentary ticket for their own use. You can purchase tickets here.

At this event, we’ll unveil a customized, framed illustration of Proviso Township’s pioneering African American mayors:

  • Andre Harvey, first African American mayor of Bellwood
  • Katrina Thompson, first African American female mayor of Broadview
  • Edwenna Perkins, first African American female mayor of Maywood

We’ll honor the five individuals 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

We’ll also honor five community leaders who have made their presence felt in the township over many years and have created enduring local legacies in their respective spheres of influence to the benefit and empowerment of current residents.

  • Bishop Pam Lawrence
  • Phyllis Duncan
  • Vena Nelson
  • Quentin Beasley
  • Jeremy Horn

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