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

A Ghanaian-American Family Reunion

A Ghanaian-American Family Reunion

  Sherry Williams wearing African dress, a gift from Evelyn. Source: A Ghanaian-American Family Reunion A Ghanian-American Family Reunion Ernest, Evelyn (Ernest’s mother), Sherry, Nhyira (Ernest’s brother) You couldn’t tell it from looking at the faces in this picture, but this moment captures the family embrace of descendants of common Ashanti ancestors separated through the … Continue reading

Timuel Black on Lorraine Hansberry

Timuel Black on Lorraine Hansberry

Timuel Black on Lorraine Hansberry Noted elder, teacher, author and Bronzeville griot Timuel Black shares his personal reflections on Lorraine Hansberry.

Processing Archives: Izola White Collection donation

Processing Archives: Izola White Collection donation

BRONZEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY NOW PROCESSING IZOLA’s RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHS, MEMORABILIA, and AWARDS We are honored to manage the care of the Izola White Collection. Mrs. Izola White is an exceptional (retired) business woman who owned and operated Izola’s Restaurant at 522 East 79th Street for more than 40 years. Mrs. Izola practiced humanitarianism and civic duty … Continue reading

Meet our newest lifetime member…Cydni Hinton

Meet our newest lifetime member…Cydni Hinton

Cydni Hinton has been an asset to the Bronzeville Historical Society for quite some time.  She is now officially our newest lifetime member. Cydni traveled with Sherry Williams to Montpelier, the home of President James Madison in April 2015.  She recorded and photographed the Slave Descendants Gathering.  Sherry Williams is one of 16 descendants in … Continue reading