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Crafting Your Experience

Welcome to Bronzeville

Bronzeville, one of the nation's most significant African American communities sits just south of downtown Chicago. During the Great Migration the area became a hotspot for jazz music. It is linked to cultural and social advances such as the Civil Rights movement, Negro League Baseball and Black History Month. Due to its affluent past, Bronzeville contains some of Chicago's most distinguished residential architecture, with one of the largest concentrations of historic mansions in the city. Efforts are underway to spur economic development that builds on Bronzeville's culturally rich legacies.

Trails and Experiences in Bronzeville

Enjoy self-guided tours, creative interpretations and other experiences, available only on the OHC 2020 app.

Explore Like a Local

Make time to visit these businesses, green spaces, works of public art and more in Bronzeville.

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