BHM SERIES – The Present & Future Black History of Chicago: People To Know, Places To Go, and Things To See
Bronzeville has been the home for historical black art. There is no secret it is the mecca for the black American renaissance. The South Side Community Art Center helped pioneer that movement for Chicago artists. Founded in 1940, the SSCAC was created by a group of black Chicago natives who were members of the Arts Craft Guild. The members of the art committee built a community in the Bronzeville neighborhood by raising funds for the center, through events for the residents and making an impact in Chicago. Later in 1994, the SSCAC earned Chicago landmark status and 23 years later became a national treasure. Now, the art center strives to conserve, preserve and promote the legacy and future of African American art and artists while educating the community on the value of art and culture. The center still resides in the Bronzeville neighborhood and continues to be to be a pillar to black artists.
Visit for more information: https://www.sscartcenter.org/ We remember Chicago black history makers from the past present and future! Happy Black History Month!