Chicago South: Art in Bronzeville

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Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District or simply Bronzeville is a historic district in the Douglas community area of South Side of Chicago. It has nine structures that were accorded the Chicago Landmark designation on September 9, 1998. Arguably it is one of the nation’s most significant landmarks of African-American urban history ..
Developed during the first decades of the 20th century, this “city-within-a-city” was home to numerous nationally prominent, African-American owned and operated businesses and cultural institutions. This district offered a commercial alternative to the race restrictions and indifference that characterized much of the city during the early part of the 20th century. Between 1910 and 1920, during the peak of the “Great Migration,” the population of the area increased dramatically when thousands of African-Americans fled the  oppression of the south and emigrated to Chicago in search of industrial jobs ..

Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District.. click here..



Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District.. click here..
Stephen A. Douglas Tomb – by Leonard W. Volk.. click here..
Recognition Panels – by Mary Brogger.. click here..
Monument to the Great Northern Migration – by Alison Saar.. click here..
Bronzeville Walk of Fame – by Geraldine McCullough.. click here..
Bronzeville Sculptural Benches – by Various Artists.. click here..
Victory Monument – by Leonard Crunelle.. click here..
Bronzeville Street Map – by Gregg LeFevre.. click here..
Bronzeville Obelisks.. click here..
Meridian VII – by Ed McCullough.. click here..
The 47th Street Blues District.. click here..
Mural “Bronzeville”.. click here..
Mural “The Wall of Day Dreaming and Man’s Inhumanity to Man”.. click here..

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