Local Military History
An interview on Black Military from interview with Bronzeville historian Edward Thompson
by Bronzeville Military Academy cadet and BVIC intern Rashawn Franklin.
Part 1 - Background
Around 1619 African American slaves would work form sun up to nightfall hard doing labor work for no pay. When slaves started to get some rights as citizens they still had the worst jobs an the lowest pay. When Mr. Edward Thompson was a teen he went to a school called Tilden where he ran track and after track practice him and some other black students would walk home but there would be a group of white people that would chase them and throw rocks at them just because they were on the wrong side of town.
When blacks started moving to Chicago they was put in a area that was called the"Black Belt" because blacks couldn't go west past State Street or east past Cottage Grove because a cop or any white person would try to hurt them or use negative verbal language to them. That was back in 1939. Also no blacks couldn't go past 58th & State Street in them days too,But there was some good thing about the Bronzeville community. Everything was cheap compared to society today. Candy was 10 cent and you could go to the movies with 75 cent in your pocket. There were night clubs and bars all down Bronzville area. Unlike today,most teens my age don't even know about the legacy of Bronzeville.
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