5650 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
First Unitarian Church to host Emancipation Pageant. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., present an Emancipation Pageant on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday morning, Jan. 14, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The Racial Justice Task Force of the First Unitarian Church will present an Emancipation Pageant. This pageant is part of the Illinois Commemorative Dates Act calling for celebrations of the Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863. The Pageant describes the background and meaning of the Emancipation in narration and song. It is particularly relevant today as we remind Americans of the history of slavery and the struggles after the Civil War interrupted by the Reconstruction period and the continuing efforts of civil rights for all. It is particularly important in building a multicultural/multiracial society in our country and, ultimately, the world. In addition to the pageant each night there will also be a reception. For further information, call Allan Lindrup at 773-595-4921, Finley Campbell at 773-752-4019, or Joan Staples, 773-288-8196.