southwest michigan black heritage society

Regional History
4:35 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

What Ever Happened To Idlewild?: Find out this week

Credit Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images

Some of the greatest African American musicians of our time performed during racial segregation—artists like Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and The Supremes. But if you were black, you weren’t allowed in the venue down the street. You had to go to Idlewild resort about thirty minutes northwest of Big Rapids. 

Read more