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Chicago museum hosting memorial for Cornelius

Updated: March 7, 2012 9:55AM

A downtown museum will host a public memorial Wednesday night for Don Cornelius, the South Side native who created the legendary TV show “Soul Train.”

The tribute will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, and will be broadcast live on WVON-1690. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m.

Cornelius grew up in the Bronzeville neighborhood and graduated from DuSable High School.

Cornelius, 75, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound last week.

Michael Lansu

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