“When you think of conscious actions and decisions, that leads to unconscious bias…What we’re seeing is those decisions that were made to not cover her at the time, fast forward to today where she’s still not being covered. She’s still not being recognized in the history books and does not have her place in history.” – Jamal Malone, CEO of Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.

Terrence Lee and Fox 32 Chicago spoke with our CEO Jamal Malone about the life and pervasive influence of Ada Sophia McKinley.  Black History Month is a crucial time to reflect on the way Black Americans have contributed to American society. We are determined to ensure Ada S. McKinley is recognized for her contribution.

Ada Sophia McKinley’s contributions to Chicago finally gets well-deserved recognition
February 5, 2021
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