Citizen: History of Bronzeville on Display at UIC’s African American Cultural Center

Items in the exhibition "Migration and Transformation through the Arts" include a photo of Jimmy Rogers, original member of the Muddy Waters Band, and his guitar. Photo: Chicago Blues Museum - See more at: http://news.uic.edu/bronzevilles-music-history-featured-in-uic-exhibit#sthash.YCuYcQyF.dpuf

Items in the exhibition “Migration and Transformation through the Arts” include a photo of Jimmy Rogers, original member of the Muddy Waters Band, and his guitar. Photo: Chicago Blues Museum – See more at UIC News

The Chicago Citizen newspaper features an article on “Migration and Transformation through the Arts: The Soul of Bronzeville,” the UIC African-American Cultural Center’s current exhibition that explores the cultural history of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood through images, memorabilia, film and video footage and displays from the Chicago Blues Museum’s archival collections.

A collaboration between the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) African-American Cultural Center (AACC) and the Chicago Blues Museum, provides an up close and personal view of historic Bronzeville by way of an exhibit titled “Migration and Transformation through the Arts: The Soul of Bronzeville,” which features photography, memorabilia, film, video footage and displays from the Chicago Blues Museum’s archival collections.

“The aim is to highlight African American culture and the African Diaspora through a lot of interactive media that has significant importance to African American culture and it’s also a way to have conversation and fill the gaps left as a result of the arts being cut out of the school curriculum. This is a way to provide engaged learning which also ties into what we offer the students at UIC,” said Dr. Lori Baptista, director of UIC’s African American Cultural Center.

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