Bernard C. Turner

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General Information

Name: Bernard C. Turner

Pen Name: None

Genres: 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.

Published Works

  • A View of Bronzeville, Highlights of Chicago Press, 2002
  • TJ and the Mysterious Stranger, Highlights of Chicago Press, 2004
  • The Windies' City--Chicago's Historical Hidden Treasures, Highlights of Chicago Press, 2006 - written with Greg Borzo, Suzanne Haynes and edited by Marilyn Cunningham
  • Science Makes Friends, Highlights of Chicago Press, 2013
  • Tate and His Historic Dream, Highlights of Chicago Press, 2014 - written with Michelle Duster

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

TJ and the Mysterious Stranger

ISBN: 097104872X
Release Date: 2004-06-30

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Bernard C. Turner on WorldCat


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