Abena Joan Brown, Chicago arts pioneer, dies

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Abena Joan Brown
Abena Joan Brown (FILE)

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Abena Joan Brown, the woman considered by many to be the mother of Chicago's black arts community, died Sunday.

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The Chicago native was recognized internationally as a major force in theater and organizational and artistic development.

Brown served as president and founder of the eta Creative Arts Foundation for 40 years.

Services for Brown are still pending.