Black History on South Street: A Self-Guided Tour
South Street Headhouse District is honoring Black History Month with a self-guided tour that will take visitors throughout the district to locations that have shaped the history and culture of the city. Black History and South Street History are inseparable: the all-Black Engine #11 fire station; the Seventh Ward and sociological studies of W.E.B. DuBois; Black community members like educator and civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto, artist Conrad Booker, and skateboarder Roger Browne; and the origin stories for would-be famous performers like Boyz II Men and The Roots. The growth and evolution of South Street would not be possible without the cultural input and impact of Black community members, neighbors, and business owners.