Monday, January 18, 2010

January 23 Event at Woodson Regional Library

Here is another press release distributed to the Chicago Area Archivists Listserv by Michael Flug:

"Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History & Literature Presents A Book Discussion and Signing With author Paul King

"Reflections on Affirmative Action in Construction"

Paul King was the former chair of the Chicago Business Council,and is a pioneer in the struggle to promote Black participation in the construction industry, including securing government support for minority contractor assistance programs. He has authored numerous works, including amicus briefs in the Fullilove vs. Klutznick Supreme Court case. He served on the Black Business Braintrust for Congressman Parren Mitchell’s [Dem-MD], shepherd of the first legislation requiring mandatory percentage goals for minority contractor utilization on federal contracts.

January 23, 2010, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Woodson Regional Library Auditorium
9525 South Halsted Street
312-745-2080

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