Bronzeville Notable People

Paul Bruce taught in Chicago Public Schools under strict segregation. He is one of the first African Americans to teach in Gage Park community

Paul Bruce taught in Chicago Public Schools under strict segregation.  He is one of the first African Americans to teach in Gage Park community
Paul Bruce taught in Chicago Public Schools under strict segregation. He is one of the first African Americans to teach in Gage Park community
BeBe King on Soul Train c. 1971
BeBe King performed in Chicago nightclubs and concert halls his entire career. Rest in Peace.

Congressman William Dawson photo from Harsh Collection Gwendolyn Brooks and Langston Hughes 1949 from Harsh Collection

Bronzeville Historical Society founder with Researcher and veteran Ernest Rose and Earth conservation, youth and health advocate, Terina Cranshaw
Bronzeville Historical Society founder with Researcher and veteran Ernest Rose and Earth conservation, youth and health advocate, Terina Cranshaw
Chicken Man from Maxwell Street c. 1967
Jawas were wandering junk men and performers who plied their trades on the streets and the corners of Chicago. They are scarce now, but as late as the 1970’s they provided services and entertainment to the citizens…. exerpt from Chicago Stories https://pageoption.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/chicagos-chicken-man/

"Chicken Man" - Anderson Punch Chicago Stories photo credit:Anderson Punch

nDuke Ellington at 1959 Bud Billiken Day Parade Oscar Brown Jr. performance at First Pres. Church c. 1967 Sherry holding iron and washboard 1 Feb 2 2013

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