Virtual Tour | Bronzeville: Origins of Black Activism in Chicago
Tuesday, September 15
The Great Migration made its biggest impact on Chicago in Bronzeville, which was the city’s center of African American culture from the 1920s through the 1950s. Forced to live within tight boundaries due to unfair regulations, a diverse mix of more than 300,000 residents at its height with laborers, businessmen, domestic workers, and artists all living together produced music and art and were busy in activism and industry on the South Side.
Join Dr. Christopher Reed, professor emeritus at Roosevelt University, to explore early Bronzeville places and spaces of political and civic activism that had a national impact, including The Chicago Defender Building, The Wabash YMCA, the home of Ida B. Wells-Barnett.
$5; Free for members
Tour runs about 1 hour; Zoom link provided after registration