Installations

At each of the following sites along South Parkway (now called Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) there is a multi-media, interactive installation, on view for one night only on October 7th, 2011.

The Black Metropolis boundaries from adaptation of Robert Weaver Map, 1947. The Black Metropolis is an area defined by politics and restrictive covenants put in place during the early 20th century an effort to keep Chicago's Black population in one area. (Recreated by Tempestt Hazel.)

While some of the buildings are still standing, others like the Regal Theater and Savoy Ballroom were demolished in the 1970s.  For this reason, the buildings that are currently in those areas will be used for the installations.  The following are the five locations that will be highlighted.

Photos
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John H. Johnson Installation at Supreme Life Insurance Company Building, 2011. (Image Credit: Sixty Inches From Center)

 

Savoy Ballroom Installation at 47th Street & King Drive, 2011. (Image Credit: Sixty Inches From Center.)

Savoy Ballroom Installation at 47th Street Intersection as seen from trolley, 2011. (Image Credit: Sixty Inches From Center)

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