Historic Site of Illinois Central Depot, The Black Ellis Island

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200 E Roosevelt Rd (at S Indiana Av)
Chicago, IL 60605

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  • 2 granite blocks mark the former spot of the Illinois Central Depot, or the Black Ellis Island, where thousands of southern African Americans arrived to start new lives in Chicago - the Promised Land.
  • Two granite blocks mark the former spot of the Illinois Central Depot, or the Black Ellis Island, where 1000s of southern African Americans arrived to start new lives in Chicago - the Promised Land.
  • Sit for a moment in this beautiful park and contemplate what once was here.
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