Quinn Chapel AME Church cited as neighborhood asset
The House of Representatives adopted a resolution to consider using Quinn Chapel AME in several promotional materials in the area.
House Resolution 1285 was adopted during the Nov. 27 House floor session.
Rep. Juliana Stratton (D-Chicago) requested approval.
"This resolution seeks to recognize the historic and cultural significance of Quinn Chapel AME and encourages the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities Office of Tourism and the Metropolitan Exposition Authority to consider including Quinn Chapel's public tours and event space in their promotional materials for McCormick Square and Bronzeville," Stratton said.
Quinn Chapel has served the Bronzeville community for more than 175 years, according to the resolution.
"Quinn Chapel AME is the oldest African American church in Chicago, and I respectfully request an aye vote," Stratton said.
The resolution encourages for the departments to add Quinn Chapel to its promotional materials and applauds the effort made by the church to help preserve its heritage.