Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan
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Guided Tour of Historic Former Wabash YMCA

April 9 @ 10:30am - December 10 @ 11:30am


Every other Saturday, the Renaissance Collaborative is leading tours of the former Wabash YMCA, an historic center of Black social life. Built in 1911, in the heart of the Black Belt, it was the only Y in the city that admitted Black people for many years. In 1915, the Association for the Study of Negro Life was founded here and went on to create a precursor to Black History Month. The tour uses archived newspaper articles and archival photos to tell the story of the building and the people who congregated there. (The link may say the event has ended, but if you click on ‘View Details’ it will take you to the page where you can select a different date.)


April 9 @ 10:30am
December 10 @ 11:30am


Former Wabash YMCA
3763 S Wabash Ave