Idlewild has always drawn prominent African Americans, including intellectual and writer W.E.B. Dubois, one of the founders of the NAACP. He described Idlewild in the August 1921 edition of The Crisis as "the beautifulest stretch I have seen in twenty years." He was so enamored he bought an oak-filled lot that "pursued the lovely lake." We agree with Dubois: "can you imagine a more marvelous thing than Idlewild." His quote over a photo of Paradise Lake will remind you of a beautiful Idlewild all year-round.