Illinois celebrates Jackie Taylor Day

March 27, 2009 7:07:27 PM PDT
Governor Pat Quinn honored the founder of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater Friday.During a performance and ceremony in the Thompson Center, Quinn proclaimed Friday Jackie Taylor Day in Illinois, to mark women's history month.

Taylor founded the theater company in 1976.

"On Jackie Taylor Day, I declare that, no matter your race, your creed, or your color, you must love everybody, on my day," Taylor said.

During her long career, Taylor has written more than 100 plays.