Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Idlewild, Michigan

Clip: Special | 2m 40s

The pervasive and institutionalized racism of the early twentieth century kept America’s black middle class away from most of the resorts, restaurants, and clubs enjoyed by their white counterparts. But in the forest of northwest Michigan was a place apart, a “Black Eden” known as Idlewild.

Aired: 03/05/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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