Douglas


Sub Neighborhoods:

Bronzeville, Douglas, Groveland Park, Lake Meadows, Prairie Shores, South Commons


Community Information:

 

Douglas, located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois is one of 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. The neighborhood is named for Stephen A. Douglas, a famous Illinois politician, whose estate included a tract of land given to the federal government.

The Douglas community area stretches from 26th Street South to Pershing Road along the Lake Shore including parts of the Green Line along State Street and the Metra Electric and Amtrak passenger railroad tracks which run parallel to Lake Shore Drive. The community area contains part of the famous neighborhood of Bronzeville, a very famous center of African-American culture in the city.

Bronzeville is a neighborhood located in the Douglas and Grand Boulevard community areas on the South Side of city of Chicago around the Illinois Institute of Technology and Illinois College of Optometry. It is accessible via the Green, Red Lines of the Chicago Transit Authority or the Metra Electric District Main Line.

In the early 20th century, Bronzeville was known as the “Black Metropolis,” one of the nation’s most significant landmarks of African-American urban history. Between 1910 and 1920, during the peak of the “Great Migration,” the population of the area increased dramatically when thousands of African-Americans fled the oppression of the south and emigrated to Chicago in search of industrial jobs.

The following Chicago Public Schools campuses serve Bronzeville: Beethoven School, Phillips Academy High School, Bronzeville Scholastic Institute, Chicago Military Academy, Walter H. Dyett High School are schools within this community.

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