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People sitting on front porches in the Negro section

Date April 1941
Location Chicago Illinois United States
Dimensions Image: 10 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (26 x 34.3 cm)
Paper: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

In Bronzeville, newly arrived migrants lived alongside established musicians, prosperous businesspeople, and steadily employed factory workers. Black entrepreneurs built their businesses there, and black churches and social groups established a host of social services aimed at bettering conditions for the poor. The area also supported a dozen shopping districts with department stores, restaurants, nightclubs, and movie houses, as well as the nationally influential Chicago Defender newspaper.

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 4.2003