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Author Unfolds Chicago Arts Crusader's Story Of Love And Hope

Credit Courtesy/Mary Ann Cain
The author, at home, with her faithful friend, Bootsie.

Fort Wayne author, Mary Ann Cain, has written a new book devoted to the life of Chicago artist and activist Margaret Burroughs.

Credit Courtesy/Mary Ann Cain
Cain's biography also tells the story of Chicago's Art Renaissance of the 1900's.

The saga, which traces Margaret's cultural contributions within her beloved southside Bronzeville neighborhood, also documents the history of the cultural renaissance Chicago enjoyed in the 20th century, which as Cain notes, "followed directly on the heels of the Harlem Renaissance."

The work will be launched and celebrated locally on February 8th, with a multimedia celebration at the United Arts Center.

WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with the author last week to learn the lasting impact Burroughs has made on her community, what Margaret's friendship meant to Cain, and how the story is being unfolded.

Event Information:

Celebrating Art As Activism @ The Arts United Center
Friday, February 8th, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For more information about the event and the book, visit the author's Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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