The Life of Baseball Hero Roberto Clemente Exhibit Comes to Chicago

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsRoberto Clemente Walker (1934-1972) remains a legendary figure in sports and philanthropic world as well as in the hearts of millions of Puerto Ricans and Americans. Famous for his cannon arm and lightning speed, Clemente was celebrated as an outstanding baseball player but this native of Puerto Rico was dedicated to humanitarian work and his legacy extends beyond the diamond. The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) brings to Chicago a Smithsonian exhibit honoring this legendary sports hero and humanitarian to its new cultural center at 3000 North Elbridge in the Logan Square/Avondale community. Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente opens to the public April 14th with an opening reception from 6pm to 9pm and will remain on view through Sunday May 29th. For more information or to schedule an exhibit tour, call 773-342-8865.

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