A guide to local favorites in Bronzeville
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Bronzeville earned its nickname, “the Black Metropolis,” early in the 20th century as African Americans flocked here from the South during the Great Migration and helped forge a thriving black hub of culture, business and political organizing. Bronzeville was also the birthplace of the Chicago Black Renaissance arts movement in the mid-20th century. The neighborhood offers visitors solid food and drink options, several artistic and historic assets to explore, ample lakefront space, and the pride and resilience of its residents — many who are working against narratives of their displacement in this famous black enclave.
Meet Adeshina Emmanuel
Adeshina was raised by an African-American mother and Nigerian father in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood on the Far North Side, where he studied journalism at Loyola University in Rogers Park.
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