Katy Walker’s Commitment to Youth

By Tracy Francis — Katy Walker, the sixth child born to Martha and Kenneth “Snucks” Walker, arrived on a chilly November day in the year 1948. A product of two successful entrepreneurs, it was inevitable that Katy would find success in her entrepreneurship just as her parents and grandparents, Martha ... Read More

More Than a Store — Fleming Grocery and Market

By Arlene Avery Burke — Fleming’s Grocery and Market, owned by John Fleming and Carrie B. Dent Fleming was the first black owned grocery store in Evanston, Illinois. Initially located at 1101 Clark in the 1920’s, it moved to 1723 Simpson in 1937. The store was located on a large ... Read More