By Manny Randhawa/MLB.com Associate ReporterDefender_Building

(Below is an excerpt; click “Read More” link to see full article at MLB.com)

CHICAGO — Less than half a mile east of U.S. Cellular Field, in the shadow of a subway platform on the city’s South Side, is situated a beautiful mural depicting the likenesses of such legendary jazz and gospel artists as Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, and Mahalia Jackson.

Above the faces is painted the name “Bronzeville,” indicating not only the neighborhood near which the White Sox play but also one from which has come a long line of prominent African-Americans whose contributions in the realms of music, art, literature, business, politics and athletics have made Chicago a beacon of African-American culture renowned the world over.  Read More

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