- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
A TikTok Historian And Englewood Artist Are Launching South Side Neighborhood Tours To ‘Change The Perspectives’
Shermann "Dilla" Thomas and Tonika Johnson will host two tours Sept. 25 exploring the past and present of Englewood.
Dilla The Urban Historian’s South Side Neighborhood Tours Are Back For Black History Month And Beyond
Shermann "Dilla" Thomas' Chicago Mahogany Tours are coming to Bronzeville, Bridgeport and the Stockyards, and Roseland and Pullman over the next several weeks.
TikTok Historian Shermann ‘Dilla’ Thomas Working On Chicago-Based TV Series With Netflix
Dilla’s short history videos about the city have exploded in popularity. Now, he wants the rest of the world to see Chicago the way he does through a new TV show.
Dilla The Urban Historian Will Teach People How To Get Involved In Civics During Virtual ‘Coffee Chat’ Wednesday
The virtual discussion will be the first in a series of events to promote civic engagement.
The White Sox, Chicago’s ‘Working Man’s Team,’ Inspire Fans Across The City With Sunday Win
Tim Anderson talks to a young player who got his tooth knocked out. Michael Kopech inspired a teen pitcher recovering from leukemia. And the team let Shermann Thomas, the TikTok historian, film at their field.
A Community Celebrates As Pullman National Monument Opens To The Public
"We want it to be open, we want people to learn — when the press isn't here, we still need to be inviting," local historian Shermann "Dilla" Thomas said.
Want To Know How A City Budget Works? Find Out At This Free Workshop Saturday In Bronzeville
Participants can learn what does into a city budget, and how to advocate for city dollars for resources and initiatives in their communities.
Dilla The Urban Historian Is Taking His Chicago History Lessons On Tour This Summer
Shermann Thomas, best known as the Chicago Urban Historian, will host South Side tours this summer for Father's Day and Fourth of July weekend.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 6: The TikTok Historian
Block Club's latest podcast episode features Dilla the Urban Historian, whose 60-second videos on Chicago history have made him a TikTok sensation.
TikTok’s Dilla The Urban Historian Is Educating Followers And Challenging Chicago Stereotypes — 60 Seconds At A Time
One of Shermann 'Dilla' Thomas' forays into Chicago history before becoming 6figga_dilla on TikTok was memorizing the city's street grid. As a teenager, his cousin would call him during dates to get directions.