MANY CULTURES, MANY DREAMS, ONE STREET

For wave after wave of immigrants, Maxwell Street was their entry to America. Later, the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South. Each brought their own cultures and hopes to the vibrant street and the Market that sprang from it. In doing so, they made Chicago a richer place. LEARN MORE

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The Maxwell Street Foundation seeks your Maxwell Street Market story!

The Maxwell Street Foundation seeks your Maxwell Street Market story while the Market remains closed due to the pandemic.  The Foundation has been a Partner with StoryCorps for the past five years during which time numerous interviews were conducted at the Maxwell Street Market on Sundays and in the StoryCorps studio, the latter of which … Read More

The Maxwell Street Blues Bus has a new home and still needs support!

The iconic Blues Bus that had sold blues music and celebrated blues musicians at the historic Maxwell Street Market under the ownership of its creators, John and Marie Johnson, now has a new home where it is safely stored.  Funds are still being sought by the Foundation to reconcile the changes it underwent in 2019 when  it … Read More

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