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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bernard C. Turner  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Turner was born in Bronzeville and educated in the Chicago Public School system. He studied German and History at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bernard Turner has a career in teaching German and Spanish and a sales representative and marketing manager in educational publishing. He is a docent at the Chicago History Museum where he gives walking tours of Old Town and Lincoln Park. He also provides Green Line and Brown Line L Tours and guided tours of Bronzeville and other neighborhoods. Mr. Turner founded ''Highlights of Chicago Press'' in 2002 with the publication of ''A View of Bronzeville'', a neighborhood tour guide that focuses on the important institutions and people that made Bronzeville a great neighborhood. In addition to his volunteer work at the Chicago History Museum, Bernard is on the board of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation and the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission.

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