The third installment of the Bronzeville Summer Nights series hit the neighborhood Aug. 20 with trolley rides, in-store specials, and live entertainment along 43rd Street.

Throughout Chicago history, Bronzeville has been a hub for African-American music, literature, fine art, and theater. This series is tied to that history, incorporating the area’s contemporary initiatives.

“It feels like I’m being a part of history,” said K’Lah Jenay Jackson, one of the night’s performers. “It’s a really beautiful thing to draw people into the community. Hopefully, we can share this experience with our young and grow from that as a community together.”

For more information on Bronzeville Summer Nights, visit www.bsnadt.com.

Attendees load up on one of several rotating trolleys.

Attendees load up on one of several rotating trolleys.

Artist Wisdom Baty does a live painting outside of Some Like It Black Creative Arts Bar.

Artist Wisdom Baty does a live painting outside of Some Like It Black Creative Arts Bar.

Faie African Art was a part of Bronzeville Summer Nights and showcases art from the Western, Eastern, Central, and Southern regions of Africa.

Faie African Art was a part of Bronzeville Summer Nights and showcases art from the Western, Eastern, Central, and Southern regions of Africa.

Spoken artist K'Lah Jenay Jackson performs at Small Shops Cycle and Service

Spoken artist K’Lah Jenay Jackson performs at Small Shops Cycle and Service

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