Reality Check 2004: What will Chicago look like for African-Americans in 2005?

Published February 24, 2004

CHICAGO, February 24, 2004 –“Reality Check 2004: What will Chicago look like for African Americans in 2005” is the topic of a panel discussion hosted by the African-American Employees in the Merchandise Mart as part of Black History Month activities.

Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Lee Walker will serve as a panelist at the forum on Wednesday, February 25 and Friday, February 27, 2004 from 12:00-2:00pm at the 2nd Floor Expo Center of the Merchandise Mart. The event is free and open to the public.

Lee H. Walker is a Director and Senior Fellow of The Heartland Institute and Director of the New Coalition for Economic and Social Change. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago State University Foundation, a Commissioner with the Midwestern (10 States) Higher Education Commission; a trustee of the Illinois State Community College Board System; a member of the Community Advisory Panel of WTTW-TV (PBS); and a member of the Board of the American Fund for the University of the Orange Free State (South Africa).

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