Jesse Binga's Home

5922 S King Dr/s Dr Martin L King Jr Dr
Chicago, IL 60637, US

Category: Housing

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Labor Trail

Owner of the Binga State Bank and other real estate, Jesse Binga had the financial resources to become the first black to move into this area of Washington Park. Fearing racial integration (exacerbated by the propaganda of property owners' associations about declining property values), whites bombed Binga's house multiple times in 1919 and 1920 to scare other blacks from moving into the neighborhood.