Sunday, May 1, 2011

Trip 102: Bronzeville

Date: May 1, 2011
Trip: 102
Landmarks Visited: 4
Landmarks To-Date: 285
Landmarks Remaining: 68

Today was the first day of May, and it was finally sunny after almost continuous rain for the entire month of April. Shawn and I headed to Bronzeville to see a couple landmarks. We had lunch at "Chicken & Waffles".

1. Chicago Defender Building

This building isn't much to look at. It was originally a Jewish temple, and then it was home to the Chicago Defender newspaper for a number of years.

2. Roberts Temple Church of God of Christ Building

This building similarly isn't very fancy. It was obviously landmarked for its historical significance. Emmett Till's funeral was held in this church. He was a teenage boy who was brutally murdered while visiting relatives in Mississippi. His funeral had a major impact on the civil rights movement.

3. Black Metropolis-Bronzeville

Bronzeville is the historical center of the African-American community in Chicago.

4. Ida B. Wells-Barnett House

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