Planks and PistilsDrawing Attention to History with Flowers
John Pendleton, Cafe Manager at Entrenuity's Common Cup coffee shop in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, brought a little extra attention to the "Founder of Chicago" on the first day of Black History Month. John installed a beautiful floral swag with a wooden sign that read, "a Black man founded Chicago" on the bronze bust of Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable that marks the site of the original du Sable homestead. The bust, by Chicago-born sculptor Erik Blome, drew more attention than usual, thanks to John’s floral installation. Pictures were posted on social media, with one viewer’s photo receiving 9.3k shares!