As we enter the first full week of Black History Month, we were informed last night about a new audio series called “Bronzeville” that highlights a period and place in Chicago history where Black people survived and thrived by building business and supporting their own.
The 10-part weekly audio series stars some amazing performers including Laurence Fishburne, Golden Globe Winner Tracee Ellis Ross, Tika Sumpter, Wood Harris, Omari Hardwick, Lance Reddick, Cory Hardrict, Lahmard Tate and Brittany Snow. Written by Academy Award® and BAFTA nominee Josh Olson (A History of Violence), “Bronzeville” offers an unparalleled look into Chicago’s “policy” games of the 1940’s. The series chronicles the lives of players in the lottery games while illuminating the self-sustainability of the community’s African-American residents.
The Tate brothers should be commended for highlighting this powerful segment in Black history…
The series and the commercials promote pride and history. The website offers some informative historical blogs that highlight some of the amazing figures of this period.
Beginning February 7, 2017, the “Bronzeville” will premiere hour-long episodes every Tuesday on digital platforms including Spotify, the Podcasts app and iTunes for Apple customers, Radio One Digital, Soundcloud, TuneIn and Google Play with new content dbuting through April 11, 2017.