Navigating the South Side 

Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of BLack Women on Chicago's South Side is to be used to explore Chicago in all its magnificence and complexity. We hope that the explorations and adventures ignite your interest in more Black women's histories and community legacy. 


The main tour for Lifting As They Climbed goes through multiple Chicago neighborhoods on the southside including  Kenwood, Bronzeville, Hyde Park, and Woodlawn. 


We Google mapped locations to provide support with navigating through the main 33 locations in the tour. You can also use this map on your phone or online to help you move between sites when you create your mini tour. Click image below to access our Google map. 

Location Mapped

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This virtual tour created by Kierra Verdun helps those who are not in Chicago get a glimpse into some of the sites and Black women's legacies featured in the guidebook. Click the image below to

visit the virtual tour site 

Virtual Tour