IIT Tour

IIT Tour

Chicago, Illinois 60614, United States

Created By: IIT

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Perhaps the smallest park in the District, Park No. 474 is 0.01 acres and it is located on the Illinois Tech campus. Known for its sculpture, "Man on a Bench," this small park is located on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology... Read more
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1902-1919 Lived at: 3315 South State Street At the age of 17, Eugene Williams became a victim of drowning. Numerous white men began throwing stones at Williams preventing him from returning to the beach. Friction then started between blacks... Read more
Joyland Park was owned and operated by W. C. S. & S. Amusement Co–a group of African American bankers, businessmen, and attorneys– and served Black people who were prohibited from entering Whites-only amusement parks in the city. Jo... Read more
January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926 3315 South Giles Avenue (formerly Forest) In 1921, at age 27 she received her pilot license in Paris, France making her the first African American woman to do so. Coleman lived with her brother Walter, wh... Read more


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