Ambrose

Ambrose was formed in as back as possibly 1953 in the Little Italy section of the Near West Side neighborhood.  There is evidence that I presented below of their existence in 1959 but I have heard there is written evidence that dates back to 1956.  They may have even formed …

Brazers

The Brazers story starts out on the south west side of Chicago at the intersection of 19th and Marshfield in the Heart of Chicago section of the Lower West Side neighborhood in the early 1970s.  The Brazers were more known as “Los Braceros” when they formed as the “Brazer” name …

Black P Stones

To begin the story of the Black P Stones it is first important to understand some background of the area in which the Stones began and some of the organizations that predate the Stones.  The Stones began in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.  Woodlawn was historically a neighborhood …

14th Street Clovers

The story of the Clovers dates back to the year 1948 in the “Jew Town” section of the Near West Side neighborhood.  Black southerners had been migrating to the Near West Side for decades before the 1940s but migration picked up in the early 1940s and blacks began migrating heavier …

Imperial Chaplains

The story of the Clovers dates back to the year 1948 in the “Jew Town” section of the Near West Side neighborhood.  Black southerners had been migrating to the Near West Side for decades before the 1940s but migration picked up in the early 1940s and blacks began migrating heavier …