Former Mayor Richard J. Daley referred tothe City of Chicago as, “a beautiful quilt made up of all the different neighborhood nationalities all sewn together.” That is Chicago. These are hardworking peopleof all colors, all races and all creeds. They come from Europe, Asia, SouthAmerica and Africa. They are Lithuanian, Polish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Italian,Irish, African, Greek, Norwegian, Chinese, German and Native American. They formthe make-up of Uptown, Humboldt Park, Lincoln Park, Hyde Park and Bridgeport. Yes,these are the people who are Chicago! They are that kind of razz-ma-tazz, rich with warmth and style that legendary singer, Frank Sinatra, used to sing about.
Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the City of Chicago, its ethnic diversity, cultural history and its many historical contributions. From museums, to music, to art, to literature; and finally, to its culinary dishes, Gibbons will show you “A Taste of Chicago” you will not want to miss!
(*A Q&A session will be held following the presentation if time allows).
(*Please contact the library for registration requirements prior to program).