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Bronzeville Walking Tour with Bernard C. Turner (Virtual)

One Book, Everyone Reads 2022

2022-04-05 14:00:00 2022-04-05 15:00:00 America/Chicago Bronzeville Walking Tour with Bernard C. Turner (Virtual) Let’s take a (virtual) trip to Bronzeville! Wilmette Public Library - Zoom Adult/Teen

Tuesday, April 05
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-04-05 14:00:00 2022-04-05 15:00:00 America/Chicago Bronzeville Walking Tour with Bernard C. Turner (Virtual) Let’s take a (virtual) trip to Bronzeville! Wilmette Public Library - Zoom Adult/Teen

Wilmette Public Library

Zoom Adult/Teen

Let’s take a (virtual) trip to Bronzeville!

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.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Kids | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Presentation |

TAGS: | OBER |

Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

From I-94 (Edens Expressway):from the South - exit at Lake Ave. East. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. • from the North - exit at Rt. 41/Skokie Blvd. Turn left (east) on Lake Ave. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. 


Mass transit options include CTA, Metra, and Pace.

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