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“Shermann Thomas is the consummate Chicagoan. His story reflects the drive, toughness, and wherewithal many Chicagoans carry themselves with. Through his local history content, a lot of people are learning there’s more to Chicago than heartbreaking gun violence. Every Chicagoan should be proud of Shermann Thomas.”

Evan Moore-
Author & Award Winning Journalist


"What we're seeing here (in @6figga_dilla) is an astonishing intellectual, a Chicago historian, essentially self-trained, practicing his craft-no notes, no Powerpoint-talking and teaching for hours on end; students, I hope you are asking, 'But how? How does he do it?"

Stephen T. Ziliak-
Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University; Professor of Business & Law, University of Newcastle, Australia


 “His wry sense of humor and love of history comes through in his choice of stories, his delivery, the music, even the less-than-polished production values — text on top of archival image on top of Shermann,” Baer said. “I learned a number of things I didn’t know. Such as the taxicab wars, the beef scandal (of the 1950s), the last alderman to be murdered.” 

Geoffrey Baer-

 Historian, Host, Producer WTTW Chicago 

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