Bronzeville / Black Chicagoan Historical Society

Bronzeville / Black Chicagoan Historical Society Bronzeville Historical Society was started in 1999 by a group of Black history enthusiasts. Each of

African American historical society that preserves documents, photographs, memorabilia and cultural practices of black Chicagoans.


"There seems to be no doubt that there is prejudice against Negroes among the members of labor unions and that there is a very widespread prejudice against labor unions among Negroes."


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Historian Jocelyn Imani explains why the preservation of Black history is the next frontier of environmental justice.


CHICAGO — Chicago native DJ Casper, the creator behind the classic hit “Cha-Cha Slide,” has died, according to multiple news outlets. Casper, whose real name is Willie Perry Jr., p…


     The brutal lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 and the subsequent courage of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, to ensure his death would not be in vain helped bring broad national attention to the injustices and inequality that Black people experienced during the Jim Crow era across ...


The BlackAFinSTEM Collective seeks to support, uplift, and amplify Black STEM professionals in natural resources and the environment through professional development, career connection, and community engagement. We aim to inspire new audiences to engage in nature and share the stories of Black conse...


Although I’ve seen the original a thousand times this time was very different seeing it with my brown skinned daughter because she could enjoy seeing another brown skinned girl on the big screen is a big freakin deal!

As we walked into the theater she turned to me and said ”mommy I can’t wait to see Ariel because she’s brown just like me”! Her enthusiasm and energy is truly indescribable but it warmed my heart.

The singing by Halle and the other actors was beautiful. Had my grown but in there about to cry watching a Disney movie 😆

Definitely worth a trip to the theater. Go support this young queen.


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is proud to showcase Black Music Month in June with some exciting events!
Black Music Month elebrates the African American musical influences that comprise an essential part of our nation's treasured cultural heritage!
Please be sure to support, come out and attend! More details to come! Register before tickets sell out! Link in bio!


When you know you snapped on a mural...more details soon, but we making history!!!


Two great artists have joined the ancestors… Annie Lee and Melvin King. They were both gracious and generous with their time and wisdom. I’m blessed to have had them as early mentors and friends.
The PARADIGM SHIFT continues…


The First Family of Chicago The Johnson


Year 14:

Parents/Guardian/Music Teachers get your Blues, Jazz, Rock and Gospel kid musicians and singers registered for the quintessential America “root music” education this July.

This is a tuition free week of world class, hands-on, performance immersion in Chicago on the at The Music Center at Columbia College Chicago. Audition at Email at [email protected].


Arrived at DeKalb yesterday evening.

I love this design and look forward to these two events today.

At 4pm, I will be presenting Our Words, Our Truths, as part of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, an excellent program that sends speakers to different regions in Illinois. This event will be taking place at DeKalb County History Center

At 7pm, I will be offering a storytelling workshop and open mic for community members. This event will be taking place at Ellwood House Museum.

A showcase of stories by local people will be taking place in April.

These two events are part of the collaboration between DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House Museum to promote community stories.

Look forward to meeting everyone.


Join Illinois Tech’s Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs for a screening of Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, which tells the story of the first Afri


What a good time we had with with our new client and we’ll known actor of Queen Sugar and many other series and movies as we talked fashion and the arts. Welcome to the Agriculture Goldcoast Family! We appreciate your support and enjoy your luxury garments.


Very happy that I will be heading to Wellesley College in a couple of weeks to engage with students for this series of Asian American Feminist Storytelling events.

On March 1, I will be performing stories under Loving Myself With/In A Thousand Cuts. On March 2, I will be offering a storytelling workshop and hosting an open mic for students.

These events are intersectional for both Asian American Awareness Month and Women's History Month. These stories aren't just about being Asian Americans but addressing predicament, dilemma and experiences particular to Asian/Asian American women.

I am excited to visit Boston again, but I am particularly excited to see the person who invited me: Dr. Andi Remoquillo. Andi was a student of mine back when I was still teaching at DePaul University. We met almost ten years ago. I literally watched her finish her degree at DePaul and go on to spend years getting her Ph.D. at UT at Austin. And now she is a Mellon Postdoc Fellow in American Studies at Wellesley College teaching Asian American courses.

Her invitation touches and moves me on a whole different level. It's a joy and a pride witnessing the growth and the development of a person coming to their own.

These days I count blessings. It's a blessing when people are still in your life thriving and when you still get to witness that process.

Look forward to meeting everyone in a couple of weeks.


"I never saw my mother, to know her as such, more
than four or five times in my life ; and each of these
times was very short in duration, and at night. She
was hired by a Mr. Stewart, who lived about twelve
miles from my home. She made her journeys to see
me in the night, travelling the whole distance on foot,
after the performance of her day’s work. She was a
field hand, and a whipping is the penalty of not being
in the field at sunrise, unless a slave has special permission from his or her master to the contrary — a permission which they seldom get, and one that gives to him that gives it the proud name of being a kind master. I do not recollect of ever seeing my mother by the light of day. She was with me in the night. She would lie down with me, and get me to sleep, but long before I waked she was gone. Very little communication ever took place between us. Death soon ended what little we could have while she lived, and with it her hardships and suffering. She died when I was about seven years old, on one of my master’s farms, near Lee’s Mill. I was not allowed to be present during her illness, at her death, or burial.
She was gone long before I knew any thing about it.
Never having enjoyed, to any considerable extent, her
soothing presence, her tender and watchful care, I received the tidings' of her death with much the same emotions I should have probably felt at the death of a stranger.”

From: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass published c. 1845


Kudos to the great Dr. Christopher Reed and the late TV journalist and Chicago Defender reporter Vernon Jarrett for acknowledging the Arthur Family. Bronzeville Historical Society uses the image of the Arthur Family as its logo as a tribute to their tenacity.

WHO DIS ? Presented by Sherry Williams Bronzeville Citizens History Project At Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies DECEMBER 10, 2022 Many have seen this photograph of the Black migrant family. Not knowing their individual names, I was humbled when I learned the tragic story detailing how and...


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