Managing director Rachel Gadson in her office space in The Bronzeville Incubator.

The Bronzeville Incubator hopes to rekindle the community’s history of black entrepreneurship

Ebony JJ Curry
Medill Reports

Bronzeville, also known as the Black Metropolis, is a center of African-American history on Chicago’s south side. At its peak in the 1930s and  1940s, Bronzeville was a mecca of entrepreneurship and culture, creating a black renaissance that rivaled the one in Harlem.

Today,  The Bronzeville Incubator has re-introduced that history by making a hub for both up-and-coming as well as seasoned entrepreneurs to build new businesses in the neighborhood.

Photo at top: Managing director Rachel Gadson in her office space in The Bronzeville Incubator. (Ebony JJ Curry/MEDILL)