I was able to visit the Southside and the Westside of the city, which was an experience in itself. I had never seen so many melanated people in one area nor had I seen so many neighborhoods geared toward specific groups of people. If you crossed the street, then the neighborhood would literally change.
The University of Chicago did not appeal to me much for a various reasons, primarily, because the institution did not offer my chosen major at the time. It seemed geared more toward the medical field. Another reason was that I did not witness much diversity or inclusion on the campus. Also, I was not pleased with the food available and the campus was too exquisite (e.g., old-fashioned and gothic).
Nevertheless, the Sears tower was awesome. Going up the elevator, my ears popped and when we reached the top, all I could think about was what it must have been like to build such a massive structure.
The DuSable Museum of African American History was amazing too. It is the oldest museum of its type in the country and it was the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and achievements of melanated people in America. The exhibit I liked the most was titled: "A RIGHT GIVEN-BUT DENIED". It explored the Civil Rights Movement and the connection to the government.