Bronzeville is a neighborhood in the midst of a cultural renaissance. Buildings here, some dating back to the roaring '20s, are being restored, preserved and are taking their place on historic building registries. Open spaces, architectural renovation, renewed interest in the arts and a cluster of historical landmarks are key to this Chicago neighborhood's intriguing allure. Bronzeville emerged on the scene as a cultural center for Chicago's African American population, producing many famous names, jazz and blues clubs, and even a newspaper that gained recognition in the 1930s and '40s. Today, the Bronzeville community is still immersed in the achievements of its past while moving forward into the 21st century with residential redevelopment, new coffee shops, cafés, bookstores and even a neighborhood film festival that focuses on the work of African American artists and film makers.