Urban cultures

Black Chicago and Musical Venues

To begin with, The DuSable Museum, named after the city’s founder back in circa 1780:

A tribute website to celebrate the life and the action of writer and artist Margaret Burroughs (1915-2010), founder of the DuSable Museum, first known as the Ebony Museum:

A list of past Chicago clubs, available on the Encyclopedia of Chicago website:

Historical outlines on the Savoy Ballroom:

On the Chicago Detours website, “Forgotten Chicago Nightlife History”, for those who aim to reconstruct a disappeared landscape. Indeed, many clubs vanished and it is sometimes painful to collect club names.

Introduction to researching Chicago jazz venues by Cathrine Uecker, head of the Special Collections Readers Services, Uchicago :

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