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Rev Addie Wyatt

A Lesson From Black History: 'Have Faith and Stay Positive'

Carl Fillichio | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices
Carl Fillichio

If you grew up in Chicago in the 1960s and early 1970s, like I did, you knew who Addie Wyatt was. She began her career as a meatpacker in an Armour and Co. cannery during World War II. The following year she joined the United Packinghouse Workers of America but soon left the assembly line to become a full-time union organizer. From there she blazed a historic trail.

Will Maria Shriver Fill Uncle Ted's Senate Shoes?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

From WJZ-TV in Baltimore where she became fast friends with work colleague Oprah Winfrey to the CBS Morning News to anchoring, producing and reporting for NBC News, Maria proved herself again and again as someone who works hard and with a conscience. And why not?

Remembering Rev. Addie Wyatt: Chicago's Little Engine Who Could

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The Rev. Addie Wyatt, the woman who rolled up her sleeves to help others and worked shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, will be laid to rest Easter weekend on Chicago's South Side.