A center of African American life and culture in Chicago and home to historic landmarks and the annual Bud Billiken Parade that draws more than one million spectators each August, Bronzeville’s geography covers several smaller neighborhoods near Lake Michigan between the Soup Loop and Hyde Park. The neighborhood boasts several historic landmarks and tributes to famous Chicagoans like Louis Armstrong and Bessie Coleman. The Bronzeville Arts District and the South Side Community Arts Center contribute to the neighborhood’s active cultural and arts life. Bronzeville Partners offers a series of tours on the history of Bronzeville and the Great Migration. Historic landmarks are mapped on the Choose Chicago website.
Neighborhood photos: Marc Monaghan