First Unitarian Church to host Emancipation Pageant

The Racial Justice task force at the First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., will present an Emancipation Pageant on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 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. The Task Force reports that it is particularly relevant today to 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 and particularly important in building a multicultural/multiracial society in our country and, ultimately, the world. The Pageant will be repeated Sunday morning, Jan. 14, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. There will also be a reception after each performance. For further information, call Allan Lindrup at 773-595-4921, Finley Campbell at 773-752-4019, or Joan Staples, 773-288-8196.