People sitting on front porches in the Negro section
|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.
Museum Purchase, 2003