South Side Weekly | November 2014
"Each of the Forum’s identities traces out the rise and decline of what bright city posters in the surrounding area refer to as the “historic Black Metropolis.” The building has been a political rally hall, a jazz giants’ stomping ground, and a civil rights meeting place. More recently, it has been a crumbling ruin, its three arched front windows empty...
The Forum is the linchpin of the street: the only intact historical building on its block, and a former major art center. As it did forty years ago, the first floor will eventually house smaller retailers, with performances recalling those hosted at the old Bronzeville cafés. Then will come the reopening of Forum Hall as the major artistic attraction it once was."
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