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Explore Black History on the Southside of Chicago

Chicago, US
Chicago, US
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Join us on an immersive 2.5-hour walking tour through Bronzeville and beyond to explore the rich history of the Southside of Chicago. Visit iconic landmarks like Barack Obama's home, Muhammad Ali's former residence, and admire local murals and street art along the way. Learn about the cultural significance of these sites from a knowledgeable 5th generation South Sider and gain a deeper understanding of Black history in America. With stops at the DuSable Black History Museum and more, this tour offers a unique perspective on the contributions of artists and activists who shaped the vibrant Black Metropolis of America. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the heart of Chicago's Southside and discover the stories that have shaped its legacy.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 2 hours - 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Barack Obama's home visit
  • Muhammad Ali's home visit
  • Local murals and street art exploration
  • Learn about Black Metropolis of America
  • Enjoy drinks along the tour
  • Bottled water

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Introduction

Join a 5th generation South Sider on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Bronzeville and beyond to explore the rich history of the Southside of Chicago. Immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of the area as you visit significant sites like Barack Obama’s home, Muhammad Ali’s home, local murals, and street art, all while enjoying refreshing drinks along the way.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate gaining a deeper understanding of Black history and culture, learning about the impactful artists and activists who have shaped the vibrant community of Bronzeville. You will have the opportunity to see historical landmarks, engage in meaningful conversations, and capture memorable moments through photos.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and anyone interested in exploring the lesser-known stories of Chicago’s Southside. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor to the city, this experience offers a unique perspective on the Black Metropolis of America and its influence on the fabric of Chicago.

Why book this?

Embark on this tour to uncover hidden gems and untold narratives of Black history in Chicago. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you will not only visit iconic landmarks but also engage in meaningful discussions about the cultural significance of each site. This experience goes beyond the typical tourist attractions, providing a deeper connection to the community and its heritage.

Good to know

While the tour does not include entry to the DuSable Black History Museum, it serves as a starting point for your journey into the rich history of Bronzeville. Remember to bring a camera or phone to capture the memorable moments, and don’t hesitate to ask questions along the way. After the tour, you will be within walking distance of Hyde Park, where you can explore more dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

Reviews

Travelers who have taken this tour praise the knowledgeable guide for providing valuable insights into the history and culture of the Southside of Chicago. They appreciate the personalized experience and the opportunity to learn about significant figures like Barack Obama and Muhammad Ali in a meaningful way. Overall, participants express satisfaction with the tour and recommend it to anyone interested in exploring Black history in a unique and engaging way.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

DuSable Museum of African American History

Our tour starts meeting in front of DuSable Museum, Chicagos only African American Museum named after the first non-native person to settle in Chicago. This tour does not include a tour inside of the Museum but it is encouraged that you come early and view it before the tour.

Admission Not Included

Washington Park

This massive park sits in front of the prestigious DuSable Museum features beautiful statues, sculptures and history that goes back to the 1800's

President Obama's Former Home

A highlight of this tour is a stop by President Obamas Chicago home in the Kenwood neighborhood which features beautiful brown and grey stone mansions that have been well preserved for over a hundred years. We will stop here to take pictures and talk about his historic presidential election as the nations first Black President.

930 E 50th St

Operation Rainbow PUSH National Headquarters, Dr. Kings Workshop was founded by Rev Jesse Jackson, a constituent of Dr. Martin Luther King. PUSH is a international human and civil rights organization known for its historic activism and advocacy spanning from the 1960's to today

4944 S Woodlawn Ave

Muhammad Ali's former home. Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee! Muhammad Ali bought this stunning mansion in Chicago to be closer to this to his spiritual mentor Elijah Muhammad after his decision to refuse to join military based on religious grounds

Blackstone, Chicago Public Library

Our last destination is the Black Stone Branch, Chicago's oldest public library, boasting breathtaking Greco-Roman architecture and a rich history, ensuring an unforgettable conclusion to our tour.

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