Bronzeville is one of Chicago’s 77 community areas, containing a wealth of history and culture. Join Bernard C. Turner, Executive Director of the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission, as he takes us on a tour to the Walk of Fame and other neightborhood landmarks, as well as an exploration of the Great Migration that transformed the Black Belt into the Black Metropolis.
Mr. Turner is a contributing writer and national trainer for Black History 365, an inclusive account of American history, and he also serves on the board of the Camp Douglas Restoration. As a gallery interpreter for the Chicago History Museum, Mr. Turner has conducted tours and activities with school groups and led city-wide and neighborhood tours in Chicago. At Highlights of Chicago Press, Bernard is author and publisher of several books about Chicago, including A New View of Bronzeville, Chicago Neighborhoods with Flavor—Getting Out of the Loop, and children’s books such as Tate and His Historic Dream and Science Makes Friends.
Once you register for the event, you will immediately receive your Zoom link to log in the evening of the program.
This program is presented as part of the library’s One Book, Everyone Reads community reading program. Learn more about the series and this year’s selected book, Three Girls from Bronzeville by Dawn Turner, here.
Make sure to join us for our signature author event, a conversation between Dawn Turner and Alex Kotlowitz, on Wednesday, May 11, at 7pm. Register here.
One Book, Everyone Reads is funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.