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
Bronzeville Migratory Bird Tour The Great Migration of African American workers from the South to the Bronzeville community adjacent to IIT Main Campus took place 100 years ago, thus writing a whole new chapter in our collective history. But did you know that many species of birds from the South also follow that same migratory … Continue reading
Click here to register RSVP required to Attend Women’s History Month birding event Hello Friends, RSVP is required for the celebration to honor incredible NOTABLE WOMEN of BRONZEVILLE. Hear a presentation and portrayal of Mary Jane Richardson Jones, an African American abolitionist who enlisted men into the famed 54th Massachusetts Regiment – Right here in Chicago… … Continue reading
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President Obama Proclaims Pullman a National Monument Feb 19 2015 Exciting moment in Bronzeville Historical Society history. Here is a photo of Founder and President, Sherry Williams shaking President Obama’s hand.
Noted Civil Rights lawyer, Thomas N. Todd will preside over a panel of historians and legal experts at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 21, 2015, as they consider the complex history of the13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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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
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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