Writer Rita Coburn Whack remembers Margaret Burroughs

February 7, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Dr. Margaret Burroughs founded the DuSable Museum of African American History.

When Margaret Burroughs died late last year the arts community lost a giant. Burroughs co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American Art but she was more than a curator and administrator. She was also a teacher and practicing artist. For writer Rita Coburn Whack, Burroughs had another great quality – she was someone always willing to lend a hand.

Coburn Whack is also the producer of Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special which will on WBEZ on Feb. 20.