August 18, 2022

In this Journal Sentinel file photo, a banner went across North Avenue near King Drive as part of Bronzeville Week, celebrating the historically African American Milwaukee neighborhood.

Bronzeville Week — the Milwaukee neighborhood’s annual celebration of African American culture, commerce, art, history, entertainment and more — kicks off this weekend. 

Bronzeville, anchored by King Drive, was the primary African American economic and social hub from the early 1900s to the 1960s, according to the city of Milwaukee’s website. 

It’s on its way to becoming that again. 

Earlier this year, the neighborhood was included on The New York Times’ annual list of 52 places to visit this year. 

And what better time to visit than Bronzeville Week, which runs Saturday through Aug. 13?

Here’s what to know about the week’s worth of festivities, from the Bronzeville Cultural and Arts Festival to the Bronzeville ArtWalk and Afro Caribbean Cultural Celebration. Most of this information was pulled from the celebration’s schedule. 

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