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
CELEBRATE WITH BRONZEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY The widely anticipated first book by Professor Sonja Williams WORD WARRIOR Professor Williams has documented the life and crusading spirit of gfted broadcast jounalist and political strategist RICHARD DURHAM (1917-1984) Professor Williams will read an excerpt … Continue reading
Click this link to see publication of Montpelier Slave Descendants Click this link to see video of Montpelier South Yard Restoration April 2015 On Wednesday Sept 9 we will be placing a quartz crystal in the foundation of one of the slave quarter duplexes that we are reconstructing as part of the South Yard project here … Continue reading
Source: Steven Jamal Williams At Plymouth, IL holding Jack “The Blackman’s” Bible
Register for Quilt Making workshop EDEN PLACE NATURE CENTER is hosting a quilt making workshop at EDEN PLACE classroom located at 4911 SOUTH SHIELDS, Chicago, IL 60609. CLASS for Beginners and Experienced Quilters FREE Street Parking. JOIN Lettie Sabbs and Nettie Nesbary for an exciting Quilt Making workshop. Space available for 10 participants. FEE for … Continue reading
Hello Friends, CONTRA will perform at a FREE CONCERT at the intersection of 35th & Lake Park Ave. Just East of Cottage Grove. Tour the Stephen A. Douglas Tomb Site, bring your picnic basket, blanket, and lawn chairs to enjoy the musical event 3PM to 7PM. Live musical performances for ALL AGES.
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African American genealogists know how hard it is to trace our ancestors. The records we need are often hidden in deeds, wills and family papers. Jean Cooper, who works as a reference librarian at the University of Virginia, is the author of an an invaluable resource that can be…
15 years of preserving , documenting, and celebrating African American History of Chicago Continue reading
Listen to this audio story: African American soldiers served and fought for freedom during the Civil War. Doris Davis (my mother) honors her great grandfather who served in the 12th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops. She is a new member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 http://www.duvcw.org/
Summer time delights include bar be cue chicken.