Specialized Tours

Of the total 33 main tour sites and the 10 additional sites of interest, it can be challenging to decide which locations to visit. We recommend using your guidebook and making a list of women to visit based on your interests, curiosities, and themes that you notice in the stories. 

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Writers, journalists, educators

Women & Art

Writers & Artists

For those with creative interests.

  • Chicago Defender – Zelda Ormes, Ethel Payne

  • Roberts Temple of God in Christs – Arizona Dranes

  • Margaret Burroughs former home

  • South Side Community Art Center

  • Alice C. Browning

  • Gwendolyn Brooks

  • Nora Holt

  • Lil Hardin Armstrong

  • Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

  • George C. Hall Library

  • Mahalia Jackson

  • Minnie Riperton

  • Katherine Dunham

  • Lorraine Hansberry

  • Chess Records – Koko Taylor, Etta James

  • Black Women Emerging Mural

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Dance, Singers, Performers

Music & Entertainers

Music & Performance

For those desiring music based tour

  • Roberts Temple of God in Christ – Arizona Dranes

  • Etta Moten Barnett’s home

  • Elder Lucy Smith

  • Nora Holt

  • Lil Hardin Armstrong

  • Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

  • Mahalia Jackson

  • Hyde Park High School – Minnie Riperton

  • Vivian Carter

  • Chess Records – Koko Taylor, Etta James

  • Lovie Austin

Organizer, Teacher, Publisher

Anti-lynching activist

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

For Ida B. Wells Lovers

  • Jones College Prep – Mary Richardson Jones

  • Negro Fellowship League

  • Chicago Bee

  • Ida B. Wells’s former residence

  • Melissa Elam Home 

  • Ida B. Wells Homes (public housing)

  • Oak Woods Cemetery