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2017 LAC Post-Conference Bus Tour of Bronzeville by the Bronzeville Chamber of Commerce

Bus Tour of Bronzeville by the Bronzeville Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the Local Arrangements Committee

Sunday, November 18, 9am-1pm

Bronzeville developed during the Great Migration of African Americans from the Southern U.S. to the North, beginning in 1910. Located in the southern part of Chicago, former residents of Bronzeville included Pulitzer Prize recipient Gwendolyn Brooks, civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, and legendary musician Louis Armstrong. Bronzeville also includes Victorian Era architecture, built in the late 19th century, in Gothic, Romanesque, and Queen Ann style design. The Bronzeville Chamber of Commerce will provide a bus tour of Bronzeville which will include the following sites: Chess Records Studio, Chicago Bee Building, Chicago Defender Building, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Eighth Regiment Armory, Elam House, First Church of Deliverance, George Cleveland Hall Library, Griffiths Burroughs House, Ida B. Wells-Barnett House, Overton Hygienic Building, Richard Wright House, South Side Community Art Center, Sunset Café, Supreme Life Insurance Building, Wabash Avenue YMCA, Parkway Ballroom, Wendell Phillips High School, and Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church. The buses will pick up tour participants at 9 a.m., November 19, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, 540 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, and will return them by 1 p.m. The cost of the tour is $45 per person. It will include the bus transportation, an experienced tour guide, stops for photos at the designated locations, and light refreshments.
Registration is open through the close of business on November 3. Registrations will not be accepted after that date.
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