Together with our friends at Forgotten Chicago, the Portage Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Irving-Austin Business District, the North and Pulaski Historical Society, Logan Square Preservation, and the Northwest Chicago Historical Society will host a FREE screening of the documentary film "The Fourth Partition"
At the Dawn of the 20th century, Chicago was the second largest city in the United States with over 2,000,000 residents. It was also the center of Polish culture and political activism in America. With Poland partitioned between Russia, Austria and Germany, over 4,000,000 Poles immigrated to the United States between 1870 and 1920 in search of a better life. In Chicago, they worked in some of the most dangerous factories and mills in the United States. In their neighborhoods, they built communities, churches, and most of all, aided their beloved Poland in her fight for independence. Their story is known as the "Fourth Partition".
Starring noted historians and scholars such as Dominic Pacyga, Don Pienkos, Rod Sellers, Piotr Domaradzki, Victoria Granacki, as well as others, NW Chicago Historical Society VP Dan Pogorzelski is also featured in this documentary.
The film is in English, with Polish language subtitles.
You can find more information about the film, including a trailer, at the following link: http://www.amerykafilm.com/thefourthpartition/
COPIES OF THE FILM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THIS SCREENING.