One Night Only | America’s first black-owned theater in Bronzeville Reopens

Photo of Pekin Rag Sheet Music

One night only, the first Black-owned and operated Chicago theatre to reopen for an outdoor concert.   The Pekin Theatre located in the Bronzeville section of Chicago was  opened  by professional gambler, Robert Motts in 1904.   The outdoor concert, sponsored Illinois Humanities and Empty Bottle, an Evening at the Pekin Theater will feature ragtime pianist and MacArthur “genius” grantee Reginald Robinson and his band playing music from the Pekin’s active era, which lasted until 1916.  The concert will be held June 17, 2017 @ 7PM

Source: See a show on the site of America’s first black-owned theater in Bronzeville

The “Green Book of South Carolina” Launches as First-Ever Mobile Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites

Press release via PRNewswire
The Green Book of S.C. is a contemporary travel-planning tool that pays homage to the original Green Book, first published in 1936 by New York City Victor Green as an African American travel guide to safe harbors and welcoming establishments across the United States.  This contemporary homage features tourism destinations that impart a new Southern travel experience for all visitors via

http://www.GreenBookofSC.com.

South Carolina is one of only two states in the nation with an African American Heritage Commission.

Source: The “Green Book of South Carolina” Launches as First-Ever Mobile Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites