A history of african american heritage in chicago

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Or you can head further south to Captain Hard Times restaurantE. InMartin Luther King Jr. Chicago also elected the first post-Reconstruction African-American member of Congress, Oscar Stanton De Priestin Illinois' 1st congressional district which has continuously elected African-Americans to the office since De Priest's term.

The South Side's "black belt" also contained zones related to economic status. Along King Drive, the major thoroughfare, are lovely historic greystones. Under Daley, the Chicago Housing Authority implemented its controversial Plan for Transformation, tearing down notorious high-rise public housing developments in order to replace them with mixed-income developments.

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Many of those who can are fleeing instability and insecurity here. This Hyde Park must-see boasts more than 15, artifacts, including priceless paintings, sculptures, and historical memorabilia.

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Banks, cosmetic companies, funeral homes and insurance companies flourished.

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The Heart of Black America is Chicago