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Recently the New York Times released its annual list of places for travelers to visit in 2022, and this year’s theme was “52 Places for a Changed World.” This list sought to include places around the globe where travelers can be part of the solution, and I am incredibly proud that the 6th District’s own Bronzeville was included on the list.
The article (which can be found here) notes that, “Milwaukee’s Bronzeville district is again distinguishing itself as a center of African American culture…Symbolic of this reinvigoration is the reopening next year of America’s Black Holocaust Museum…Nearby, businesses like Gee’s Clippers (a barbershop housed in a 1930s bank) and the Bronzeville Collective (a retail space featuring local Black brands) elevate African American artistry, while the newly opened Maranta Plant Shop, Sam’s Place Jazz Cafe and soon-to-open Niche Book Bar prove that Bronzeville is back.”
I want to thank the countless people, community groups, neighborhood leaders and other stakeholders who have contributed to the revitalization of Bronzeville over recent years. This recognition is yet another way to validate the hard work and dedication of all those involved.
The momentum in Bronzeville is continuing, as a great number of additional projects and enhancements to the neighborhood are underway, and I look forward to all the great things on the horizon.
Whether you live locally or are a visitor to our great city, I would encourage everyone to heed the advice of the New York Times and make Bronzeville an addition to your travel destination list this year.