ABOUT SAVING IDLEWILD
Idlewild Michigan is located 74 miles north of Grand Rapids Michigan. It is a quaint village centered around two lakes. Idlewild became the number one vacation resorts of many wealth black families from the Midwest starting in the 1920’s. This came about while blacks were not welcomed into the white resorts along lake Michigan. Idlewild was conveniently located halfway between Chicago and Detroit requiring only a three hour drive for black families to escape the demands of everyday city life. Idlewild became the summer home for many black entertainers, sports legends, and successful business people. Most notable residences included, Madam C.J. Walker and Joe Louis. Today Idlewild is on the verge of extinction. A black female government assassin, Channel Black, is about to enter the battle of her life to stop the destruction of the town her mother once called Eden. This is the story of the struggles and hardships of modern day blacks, as the battle threats to the existence of this African American historical site.