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

Let’s Build a Home Place!

Originally posted on Our Black Ancestry:
? Imagine an online community where we can search our ancestors…download, print and share historic documents… and collaborate in real-time with other researchers. That is the place Our Black Ancestry wants to build — a POWERHOUSE of genealogical discovery for African Americans. Ever since we first went online in…

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration – Friday Dec. 6, 2014 at Quaker House

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration – Friday Dec. 6, 2014 at Quaker House

Htp Afrikans, That right, it’s that time again…. HABARI GANI??????? Come and join the Utatu Collective in their 6th Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Friday Dec. 5th, 2014 The Quaker House 5615 South Woodlawn, Chicago. Doors open at 6:30 Program 7:00-10pm Food, Music, Fun, and as always…… It’s FREE  This years theme: Kwanzaa; The Re-Afrikanization Holiday Attached … 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