What began as the Black Metropolis Project in 2004 with a 25 Member Steering Committee of cultural historians, has stayed the course to secure the Congressional Designation for the National Heritage Area.
In the 117th Congress Companion Bills have been issued in both the House and the Senate.
The vision of a Free and Better is generational, a legacy instilled with residents, neighbors, businesses and students. The Spirit of the historic Black Belt is a source of inspiration that we love to share with tourist and visitors, on-site and online.
University and Institutional Partners, Museums and Educators,
Local Preservation Organizations
The Black Metropolis National Heritage Area contains the Black Metropolis Historic District, a Chicago landmark since 1997, consisting of eight historic buildings, and one monument, as well as the homes of entrepreneurs, Civil Rights activists, cultural, and scientific icons, as well as a Civil War Union Army Camp.
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