North-Mid Bronzeville Beach Tour

North-Mid Bronzeville Beach Tour

Chicago, Illinois 60614, United States

Created By: IIT

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A lavish “Black and Tan” Club open to Black and White patrons and owned by the World’s First Black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson. He purchased a home for his mother at 3344 S. Wabash Avenue.
Lived at: 3111 South Ellis Avenue Private Charles H. Griffin enlisted on January 5, 1864, at Camp Douglas and served in Company B 29th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry. This Company was known as the "Fighting 29th." Griffin received his basi... Read more
Founded in 1904, the integrated Frederick Douglass Center served Chicagoans in the Bronzeville and Armour Square neighborhoods. The Center served as the Second Ward’s war office during World War I where women maintained an exemption board... Read more


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