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LIFTING AS THEY CLIMBED: THE TOUR

Learn and explore the beauty of the Southside

The guidebook is a self guided tour made for readers  to learn Black women's history while exploring the hidden gems throughout Chicago that their lives are connected to. Take your friends and family to landmarks and locations that illuminate the beauty and rich legacies in communities. 

There are five immersive tours featured in the guidebook. We've also included mini tours in the guidebook. There are infinite options for you to explore. While we offer some suggestions, we want readers to create their own tours based on personal interest. 

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How to use the Self-Guided Tour

STEP 1

Get the Guidebook

You can't take the tour without the guidebook! Your can purchase a copy by clicking the link or going to your local Chicago public library and requesting a copy. 

STEP 2

Map Out Your Route! 

Choose the women you're interested in and write a list of sites you'd like to visit. On page 66 of the guidebook, there is a tour route list that you can easily find all the locations and sites for the tour.

STEP 3

Prepare for the Tour

Whether you're walking, driving, or biking you can take the tour during any season. Gather a group or go it alone, either way you're going to be exploring and it will be fun. 

Bonus Tip: Maps & Resources

Need support with creating your own tour, use the following links:

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