BLACK VOICES: A WTTW News Community Conversation

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Brandis Friedman, BLACK VOICES: A WTTW News Community Conversation

BLACK VOICES: A WTTW News Community Conversation


Mon, November 29, 2021
8:00 pm


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WTTW News invites you to Black Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation, a virtual event on Monday, November 29 at 8:00 pm. Our modern Thanksgiving celebration originated during a tumultuous period in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation on October 3, 1863, calling for a day of national thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November in perpetuity. During the Civil War, some slaves planned their escapes on a given Thanksgiving Day, plotting to flee during the holiday festivities when many of their overseers were likely to be absent or otherwise engaged.

Chicago Tonight co-anchor and Chicago Tonight Black Voices host Brandis Friedman will moderate this live virtual conversation with community and cultural leaders to discuss the history of Thanksgiving and its special significance to the Black community. 

This event is free, but RSVP below is required.

Lead support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Fifth Third Bank. Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr.; Allstate; Chicago Community Trust; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Nicholas Antoine; Judy and John McCarter; and Hiranda and Paul Donoghue.

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