Picture of Bronzeville Bronzeville
The migrants moving to Chicago all tended to congregate in the same region. This region on the South side of Chicago was located in the Douglas and Grand Boulevard community areas. The region was so defined that even crossing the street could mean entering into a completely different world. Chicago’s Bronzeville is home to such famous names as Louis Armstrong, Jazz legend; Ida B. Wells, civil rights leader; and Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun. Furthermore, Bronzeville is said to get its name from James J. Gentry who so named it because of the skin color of the predominant African Americans residing in the area. Most migrants, including women and girls found themselves living in Bronzeville; whether it was in their own kitchenettes or in homes designed to help the suffering. A mural celebrating the history of Bronzeville