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South Side Community Art Center named National Treasure

By Evelyn Holmes,

The South Side Community Art Center has been named a National Treasure.

“Art speaks from the heart. Art opens up the lines of communication,” executive director Masequa Myers said.

On Tuesday, the National Trust for Historic Preservation officially gave the designation to the center, which has been operating in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood for the last 76 years.

“This designation means that we believe the SSCAC is a part of our nation’s history book,” said Barb Pahl, National Trust for Historic Preservation.


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