Salt, cover image, January 1985

Virtual Artist Talk: The Most Disliked Man in DuPage County, Bernard Kleina

Thursday, Mar 11th, 2021
2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Free to the public, no registration needed

In this pre-recorded interview, photographer Bernard Kleina shares stories about his activist origins in Elmhurst, participation in historic marches with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma and Chicago, the founding of HOPE Fair Housing Center, and more. As Director of HOPE, Kleina fought for fair housing despite intense opposition from county officials and residents. In the 1980s a local newspaper named him “The Most Disliked Man in DuPage County.”

A link to this free video will be available on the exhibit's Museum from Home page starting March 11 at 9 am.

The exhibition "In Focus" and related programs are generously sponsored by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation and David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation.