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
Bronzeville Historical Society provides Underground Railroad themed tours and Bronzeville Historic Site tours year round. Call 312 428-8033 for details Continue reading
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
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
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
Experience Chicago through the Bronzeville Art and History Bus Tour! First we will visit the Bronzeville Historical Society to hear the personal stories of African Americans in Chicago from the Civil War to the Great Migration. Then we will travel to the South Side Community Art Center, a cultural gem in Bronzeville that was … Continue reading
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: email@example.com 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
WBEZ 91.5 – Bronzeville’s Vibrant Past Comes To Life.. Bronzeville on Chicago’s South Side was once home to cultural giants like Nat King Cole and Gwendolyn Brooks…..