TRC is grateful to the diverse partners who support our mission through sponsorship. We could not exist without the continued generous support from the community and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors. Please take a moment to review who they are and the wonderful work they do.
With only $7,000 in hand, a group of black leaders started Illinois Federal Savings & Loan in a Bronzeville kitchen-turned-office during the Great Depression. But by 1961, Illinois Federal was the second-largest black-owned S&L in the country with $12 million in assets. And its officers celebrated this feat--achieved in an era of withering racial prejudice and when 55 percent of black people nationally lived below the poverty line--by building a new facility that remains one of the city's most exuberant and well-executed examples of commercial midcentury modernism.