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Author Margaret T. Burroughs to speak at Olivet College
Jan 22, 2004

OLIVET, Mich.Author Margaret T. Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, will speak as part of Olivet Colleges Lecture and Symposium Series on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the colleges Mott Auditorium. She will discuss her book, Life with Margaret, The Official Autobiography. The event is free and open to the public.

Burroughs previously published works include Jasper The Drummin Boy, Did You Feed My Cow?, and a collection of poems titled, What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black?

In addition to being an author, Burroughs has exhibited artwork in Poland, Moscow and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. She founded the South Side Community Art Center and the National Conference of Negro Artists. She serves on the Chicago Park District Board of Commission and is a charter member of the Chicago Council of Fine Arts.

Burroughs earned bachelors and masters degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1967, she held a National Endowment for the Arts museum internship at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. She has received honorary degrees from Rhode Island College, Lewis University, Chicago State University, the Art Institute of Chicago, North Central College and DePaul University.


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