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Bronzeville neighborhood guide

This South Side neighborhood is brimming with African American history, delicious food and more

Zach Long
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Zach Long

Once known as the "Black Metropolis," Bronzeville is a hub of black culture, attracting thousands of African Americans who migrated to the area from the South in the early 20th century. Today, the South Side neighborhood carries on the legacy of the authors, poets and jazz musicians who have called the area home throughout the years. Walk through the streets of Bronzeville and you'll quickly understand why the neighborhood is so unique, whether you're admiring the architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, listening to music at blues clubs or chowing down at a cajun restaurant. Get acquainted with the area's best attractions, restaurants and shops with our guide to Bronzeville.

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