Black History Month Celebration



FEB. 27th 12:30 – 2:30 PM

1230 W. Greenleaf in the Fieldhouse


Did you know that Loyola Park has hosted a Black History Celebration for 23 years?

Let’s celebrate and acknowledge the historic achievements of Black Americans and highlight their undeniable impact on American history!

LPAC has assembled 9 incredibly talented black entrepreneurs who call Rogers Park home. You will learn about their journey to success.

Special Guests:

  • Terry Gant~ Third Coast Comics
  • Natasha King~ Jungle Love Herbs
  • Dona Vitale~ Rogers Park Historical Society
  • Malik Turley~ Hip Circle Empowerment Center
  • Joel Hall~ Joel Hall Dance Center
  • Tristien Marcellous~ Director, Writer & Actor
  • Betty McDaniels~ Lakeside Treasures
  • Chanelle Bell~ Vonney Vachel Beauty
  • Mwelwa Musambacine~ MC

We are also remembering the historic and legendary Pollard family of Rogers Park. The Pollards were one of the first and most famous black families in Rogers Park history! This event is in partnership with the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. Take a journey back in time to learn about this fascinating family.

Theme: Rogers Park Black Vision Makers

Featuring a pop-up art gallery! Every year, we welcome students of Acero Cruz, Gale Community Academy, Joyce Kilmer, New Field, Chicago Math & Science Academy, Senn High School, Sullivan High School, and others to participate by creating art around a theme. This year’s theme is: ROGERS PARK BLACK VISION MAKERS.

Let’s celebrate together!

If you missed last year’s online celebration, you can watch it here:

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