By Julie Woodward-Trenker, ABR, ASP, CRS, RFS
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Lakeview)
Some of our southern communities in Chicago have remained forgotten relics of the past. Bronzeville, was one of them. Until now. Bronzeville's history may have lacked glamour, but it certainly did not lack culture. "It's name came from James J. Gentry, a theatre editor for Anthony Overton, the Cosmetic King and publisher of the Chicago Bee, who suggested using the coined word "Bronzeville" to identify the community since it more accurately described the skin tone of most of its inhabitants", according to the Encyclopedia of Chicago. Not exactly the kind legacy one would expect. But despite its title, Bronzeville was home to some of the most significant African American contributors of our wonderful city. Black intellectuals, politicians, sports figures, artists, and writers calle...