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Nina Escobedo: Bringing a passion for costumes to Chicago’s TV and film industry
Nina Escobedo credits her grandmother for sparking the childhood interests that ultimately led to her becoming a professional costumer working in Chicago. “My grandmother taught me to sew at the age of four,” recalled Escobedo. “It started with b...

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Overlooked Stories of Women
Movements like #MeToo have drawn increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from Hollywood and journalism to banking and government. Discrimination is also a problem on user-driven sites lik...

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Father Augustus Tolton- First African American Saint?
The life story of Father Augustus Tolton encompasses Black History Month. Born a slave, Tolton was 9 years old when he escaped to freedom in Illinois on the Underground Railroad with his family during the Civil War. Like many Blacks, he was told "...

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Sidney Poitier and the Civil Rights Movement
Read about Sidney Poitier's life and work with the Civil Rights Movement. 

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The Black Mozart
Read about Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, also known as the Black Mozart.