This Black History Month, take a look at Chicago like you've never seen it before from the lens of Chicago historian and social media phenom Shermann "Dilla" Thomas. In the half-hour special, Black History Verified: Part 2, you get an insider's look into how African American culture and influence worked to shape Chicago into what it is today.
CW26's Brandon Pope and Dilla team up for in-depth interviews on Chicago's first Black firefighters and the origins of House Music. Dilla highlights the contributions of unsung heroes like Timuel Black, John H. Johnson, and Ida B. Wells with uniquely stylized videos and typography. Plus, you'll learn about the Pullman Porters' vital role in the Great Migration.