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Southland community celebrates history and culture at Robbins Day/Rainbow Push

Image courtesy of Rainbow/Push

The Village of Robbins recently hosted Robbins Day at the Rainbow/PUSH headquarters, 930 E. 50th St., as a way to highlight and celebrate the culture and history of the Village of Robbins. Tyrone Ward, Mayor of the Village of Robbins, spoke at the event about the many notable events that have taken place in the community and how he is working to ensure that the Village continues to rise.

Mayor Ward shared a bit about the history of the Village of Robbins which was predominately farmland until about 1910 when Henry and Eugene Robbins opened the first of several subdivisions in the area and marketed them to working-class African Americans, according to the Encyclopedia of Chicago…Please click here to read Katherine Newman’s story in the Citizen.

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