Devin Hunter. Source: Myles Ostrowski
In 1962, the Uptown Chicago Commission released an urban renewal plan to radically alter the community's residential, commercial and transportation characteristics. This presentation takes a close look at the proposal---as well as the reasons why it was never implemented. The speakers will also consider the formation of Uptown's poor and working class community, and its mobilization against displacement, culminated in the struggle over the location of Truman College. Within one of the most racially segregated cities in post-World War II America, a multiracial community had emerged in the Uptown area.
With Paul Siegel, Devin Hunter, Marc Kaplan and Alan Mills
This event is sponsored by Uptown United and underwritten by Special Services Area #34