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Woodlawn’s Black Wall Street Highlights Black Chicago Pride

Written by on August 26, 2022

Celebrate the rich history of Black-owned businesses and achievement in Chicago this September.

Black Wall Street, hosted by Woodlawn Diversity in Action, is set to take place on Saturday, September 10 from noon to 8 p.m. at 61st and Vernon. The festival’s centerpiece is a Black-owned local business market, including more than 50 vendors.

To celebrate the richness of Chicago’s Black history and resilience, each corner of the market will display a “unique and different experience” from the 1920s to the 1940s and a panel of historians discussing the Black Wall Street experience. The festival will also include a cigar lounge, an art row, affirmation wall and antique car show, plus live performances from singers, DJs and dancers, and food and drink from renowned local chefs.

Woodlawn Diversity in Action is currently accepting donations, sponsorships, volunteers and vendor applications on their website.

Follow Woodlawn Diversity in Action on Instagram and check out the Black Wall Street event page for more information on the festival.

Written by Makenzie Creden

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