This is a tour of Dr. Charles Smith African American History Museum which was sponsored by Revin Fellows in Aurora, Illinois which was done in collaboration Harold Lucas, C.E.O. of the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center.
Mar 15, 2017 Chuck Sudo, Bisnow, Chicago FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint Bronzeville rivals Harlem for its rich history and African-American culture. Chicago’s “Black Metropolis” was a destination for Southern blacks seeking better lives during the Great Migration and the nieghborhood was an incubator for music (Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Oscar Brown Jr.), art, culture and self-contained businesses. Bronzeville […]
Skyscrapers are going up around the Ebony/Jet building, but will landmark status be enough to save the icon from hungry developers? By Crusader – February 9, 2017 0 598 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter THE EBONY JET building was once the former headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company. (Photo by Erick Johnson) By Erick […]
Pullman & Roseland Sports & Outdoors Urban Animals By Justin Breen | January 20, 2017 5:46am | Updated on January 24, 2017 11:28am @dnainfo_breen Twitter Facebook Email More Secret bird sanctuaries CHICAGO — Sherry Williams relates her story to the hundreds of thousands of birds that live in and pass through Chicago each year. The Englewood native and […]
By Stephen Marche May 16, 2014 96 I am a birder. I say that with no sense of shame. It’s a weird thing to do, I admit — going into swamps or forests and waiting for hours to catch glimpses of avian life. But every attempt to find beauty in the world is, in the […]
January 21, 2017 EDITORIAL Comments Email Print By CRAIN’S EDITORIAL BOARD Photo by Getty ImagesMuddy Waters, circa 1963 Chicago can’t afford to squander its blues music legacy Chicago, which perpetually claims to be a world-class city, has failed to promote its best-known cultural export: blues music. The enduring global influence of Chicago blues is widely acknowledged: Scratch Keith […]
R.A.G.E. Year in Review for 2016 Published: January 2, 2017 by EnglewoodPortal This story is from there website along with other great inspiring stories and information on their website EnglewoodPortal.org and its listing on EveryBlock, please check these stories and other information on these sites. We are very proud to share with you many of […]
Dear Mr. Lucas: Thank you again for a wonderful tour today. You were so generous with your time and knowledge. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants more of an inside view on the Bronzesville area and in general the Black Metropolis. From the historical sites of the blues figures and authors […]