Shermann “Dilla” Thomas

Chicago History Moment with Shermann “Dilla” Thomas

Every other Tuesday, TikTok historian Shermann “Dilla” Thomas joins host Lisa Labuz on the air to explore fascinating stories from Chicago’s past.

Known on social media as @6figga_dilla, Shermann “Dilla” Thomas is a life-long resident of Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. What started as a labor of love for his 8-year-old daughter, Thomas’s TikTok videos grew into a series that focused on Chicago history, attracting thousands of followers along the way. Thomas, who studied English and African-American studies at Eastern Illinois University, has become a household name. Now you can hear him on WBEZ every other Tuesday — at 7:45 a.m. and 2:33 p.m. on 91.5 FM — as he tells fascinating stories from our vibrant city with host Lisa Labuz.