Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan

Guided Tour of Historic Former Wabash YMCA

Former Wabash YMCA 3763 S Wabash Ave

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.

Guided Tour of Historic Former Wabash YMCA

Former Wabash YMCA 3763 S Wabash Ave

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,

$20

Free Summer Lunch!

A CPS school near you

Chicago Public School's summer lunch program started this week. You do not need to be a CPS student to be eligible. All children under 18 years old can eat on weekdays at one of the dozens of schools across the city. To find the closest site, text FOODIL to 877877 or visit cps.edu/mealsites. The program runs until the week before Back to School.

Free