Legacy Wall coming to Bradley University library

Photo courtesy of Legacy Project Chicago

The Legacy Wall, a travelling exhibit of the Legacy Walk, will be at Bradley University from Oct. 10-23.

The Legacy Walk is a outdoor LGBTQ history exhibit in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Bronze memorial markers are affixed to pylons representing the LGBTQ community along North Halstead. Each marker commemorates the life of work of LGBTQ people from across the world.

The Wall is the travelling version. It features “mini-biographies” of LGBTQ people throughout history who have contributed in over 20 distinct fields. The content is international and multicultural, and has been substantially vetted and sourced. This exhibit tells the stories behind such figures as Social Justice pioneer Jane Addams; Civil Rights organizer Bayard Rustin; British mathematician Alan Turing; U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan; Astronaut Sally Ride; Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci; Transgender icons Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson; Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo; and Fr. Mychal Judge (the “Saint of 9/11”) and many others.

The Wall will be on display at Bradley University’s Cullom-Davis Library during regular library arms.

The exhibit is being brought to Peoria by Central Illinois Friends, the Acorn Equality Fund and Bradley university.