Loyola Park’s Black History Month party on Sunday will feature talks from Black Rogers Park entrepreneurs
ROGERS PARK — A Black History Month celebration Sunday at Loyola Park will honor Rogers Park’s first black residents and feature talks from local black business owners.
Loyola Park’s 20th annual Black History Month celebration will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the park’s clubhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
The event will feature talks from eight black entrepreneurs, according to the Loyola Park Advisory Council. Speakers include Terry Gant, owner of Third Coast Comics; Natasha King, owner of Jungle Love Herbs; and Betty McDaniels of Lakeside Treasures.
The Loyola Park celebration will include a discussion of the Pollard family, Rogers Park’s first black residents, whose members paved the way in the NFL, Northwestern University and the motion picture industry. An effort is underway to rename a neighborhood park after the Pollard family.
An art exhibit featuring work by students from Chicago Public Schools and other local art programs will be on display.
Black History Month party organizers will be collecting gently used books for the park’s children’s library, and donations are encouraged.
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