Bernard Turner is an author and historian who publishes books about Chicago's history and culture at Highlights of Chicago Press. His books include:
" A View of Bronzeville", and a children’s story co-authored with Michelle Duster,
"Tate and His Historic Dream", a 2015 finalist for the Phillis Wheatley Award.
Mr. Turner is a volunteer docent at the Chicago History Museum and a tour guide focusing on Chicago neighborhoods, Bronzeville in particular. Besides writing and giving tours, Bernard chairs the educational curriculum committee for the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission for the Great Migration Centennial commemoration. He is also a director on the board of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation, which has as a goal of recreating a Union Camp barracks on the location of the camp to serve as a museum and interpretive center about the Civil War and Chicago history. You can contact Mr. Turner at,