Feb 22, 2021
Black History Month is celebrated in the United States annually during the month of February. Illinois Institute of Technology has the honor of being located in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, once known in the early 20th century as the “Black Metropolis.” Bronzeville’s unofficial borders extend roughly from 31st Street to Pershing, and from the Dan Ryan Expressway to Lake Michigan, although this is debated. Within this area is the Black Metropolis historic district that includes nine buildings designated as Chicago Landmarks, including the Wabash Avenue YMCA. While no longer active, the building still stands due to restoration efforts by nearby churches in the community.
2021 - Spring - Issue 4