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Chicago Children's Choir Performs at WBEZ Event

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Jun 14, 2016

Chicago Children’s Choir (Chicago, IL), who were recently featured in a song with Chance the Rapper, performed at an NPR and WBEZ produced event entitled “The Chicago Freedom Movement: Then and Now.” Presented live at the Athenaeum Theatre on June 14, the event was hosted by Michel Martin, a host of NPR’s All Things Considered, and will feature a panel including Malcolm London, Jack Macnamara, Beryl Satter, and Tania Unzueta.

The description of the event noted that: “In 1966, Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago to help lead the Civil Rights Movement in a new direction: fighting segregated housing and economic inequality in the North. King moved into a slum apartment on Chicago’s West Side, connecting with local leaders and citizens to confront the systemic racism that gripped the city…The past and future of the city’s search for equality and respect across racial lines will be explored through rich dialogue and lively music.”

Chicago Children’s Choir performed alongside Young Chicago Authors, a nonprofit that works to galvanize youth communities as civically engage and culturally literate citizens with essential development skills from the Literary Arts.

About Chicago Children’s Choir

Founded in 1956, Chicago Children’s Choir is a multiracial, multicultural choral music education organization, shaping the future by making a difference in the lives of children and youth through musical excellence. The Choir currently serves nearly 3,000 children, ages 8-18 through choirs in 50 schools, after-school programs in seven Chicago neighborhoods, and the internationally acclaimed Concert Choir.

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