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File #: 15-3426    Version: 1 Name: MEMORY OF ALICE TREGAY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/15/2015 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/20/2015 Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE, PIONEERING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND MEMORY OF ALICE TREGAY WHEREAS, Alice Tregay, a treasured heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, a woman whose life was devoted to civil and human rights died at the age of 85 leaving behind countless friends, family and a community profoundly enriched for having known her; and WHEREAS, Alice Tregay was born and remained an Evanstonian for most of her life; she and her husband James were treasured pillars of the community. She was legendary in her tireless commitment to her faith; and was an active member and fixture at Ebenezer AME Church in Evanston, serving as an usher; and WHEREAS, Alice Tregay shared her commitment to social justice issues very early with her children and in so doing created a family legacy of community service. She was the matriarch of a mighty family who have followed her example and become community leaders themselves. The beneficial impact the Tregay family has...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

COMMEMORATING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE, PIONEERING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND MEMORY OF ALICE TREGAY

WHEREAS, Alice Tregay, a treasured heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, a woman whose life was devoted to civil and human rights died at the age of 85 leaving behind countless friends, family and a community profoundly enriched for having known her; and

WHEREAS, Alice Tregay was born and remained an Evanstonian for most of her life; she and her husband James were treasured pillars of the community. She was legendary in her tireless commitment to her faith; and was an active member and fixture at Ebenezer AME Church in Evanston, serving as an usher; and

WHEREAS, Alice Tregay shared her commitment to social justice issues very early with her children and in so doing created a family legacy of community service. She was the matriarch of a mighty family who have followed her example and become community leaders themselves. The beneficial impact the Tregay family has had on the region cannot be overstated; and

WHEREAS, in the mid-sixties when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago with other ministers from the Southern Christian Leadership Council, Alice Tregay, her husband James and their children marched alongside them, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Reverend James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket which later became the organization now known and Rainbow Push. Alice will long be remembered for her work at Rainbow Push to end discriminatory hiring practices in corporate America and for initiating the Political Education Division of Rainbow Push. She remained the director of this groundbreaking voter registration effort until her retirement; and

WHEREAS, Alice Tregay became President and brought new life and energy to the Chicago Children's Choir, an organization created during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The Chicago Children's Choir...

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