Q&A with Sherry Williams, Founder of Bronzeville Historical Society

Q&A with Sherry Williams, Founder of Bronzeville Historical Society

http://blog.preservationnation.org/2014/09/15/qa-sherry-williams-bronzeville-historical-society/#.VB9ejitdXgI Q&A with Sherry Williams of the Bronzeville Historical Society Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by Katherine Flynn 5 Comments A photo of a Pullman Porter on display during a 2009 exhibit on the Great Migration at Pullman’s Hotel Florence. While the historic neighborhoods of Pullman and Bronzeville in Chicago’s South Side are 11 miles … Continue reading

Lori Bibbs portrays Kitihawa ~ Will to Adorn Chicago

Lori Bibbs portrays Kitihawa ~ Will to Adorn Chicago

Jean Baptiste Point de Sable (Du Sable)—The Founder of Modern Chicago  married a Potawatomi woman named Kitihawa (christianized to Catherine) on October 27, 1788.  Lori Bibbs portrays Kitihawa and provides a glimpse of what type of garments she would have worn and how she managed their enterprise.  Izekil and Malik Thomas interviewed her for Will To … Continue reading

Bronzeville Art Exhibit – Friday July 25, 2014

Bronzeville Art Exhibit – Friday July 25, 2014

Hello Friends, Mark your calendar and come out to attend an amazing outdoor Art Exhibit at the Douglas Monument Park. Photographer extraordinaire Annie Stubenfield will also introduce youth photographers. Activities include Musical performance,mingle, and tour of Douglas Tomb Site. EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLiC 12noon – 2:30pm on Fri. July 25, 2015 Douglas Monument … Continue reading

Will to Adorn – Chicago 2014

Will to Adorn – Chicago 2014

THE WILL TO ADORN African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity is a multi-year collaborative folk cultural research and public presentation project initiated by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Through the work and perspectives of museum, academic, and community scholars, as … Continue reading

Urban Gateways award goes to Samantha Hill

Urban Gateways award goes to Samantha Hill

  Julie Reynolds Shaw Memorial Award Announced PRESS RELEASES | April 24, 2014 Contact: Brian J. Foster Phone: (312) 445-2749 (office) / (773) 209-5749 (cell) Email: bfoster@urbangateways.org Media Alert Julie Reynolds Shaw Memorial Award Announced Urban Gateways, a 53-year-old Chicago multidiscipline arts provider, announces that Samantha Hill is this year’s recipient of the Julie Reynolds … Continue reading