Visiting the ‘ville
Tate takes note of the area’s historic sites
HAROLD WASHINGTON CULTURAL CENTER
“It celebrates the first black mayor and what that meant to the community,” Tate says. “If you didn’t have Harold Washington, you wouldn’t have President Obama, simple as that.” 4701 S. King Dr., 773.373.1900, broadwayinbronzeville.com
Formerly the Benjamin Franklin store (owned by the Joneses and the first black-owned department store), this gallery promotes new artists from underrepresented areas. “They are preserving the hallowed grounds of a time when we were kings,” says Tate. 436 E. 47th St., 773.791.7003, galleryguichard.com
One of two black-owned banks in Chicago, its unique architecture is worthy of an Insta-snap. “It’s actually the bank that the Jones brothers created,” explains Tate. 8700 S. King Dr.