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Juneteenth: A holiday a long time in coming

I had never heard of Juneteenth. It never came up in any aspect of my education, not in grade school, high school, nor college; not in general history, Social Studies, nor American History. I guess the wisdom of textbooks and curricula for all our country's youth was to ignore that enslaved African Americans living in Texas had never learned that they'd been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, declared two and a half years prior to their hearing about it.

2020-06-19T12:21:17-05:00June 19th, 2020|Chicago: A View Over Time, Uncategorized|

West Madison St. Looting & Destruction—1968 revisited

The looting last week of stores on West Madison was déjà vu for me. I remember the looting and arson after Dr. King’s murder in 1968. In the past 52 years, the city has ignored and disinvested in East and West Garfield. The federal policy of redlining destroyed African American prospects for wealth. I remember and compare 1968 to now and the absolute need to invest in the neediest communities of our city.

2020-06-18T14:29:03-05:00June 11th, 2020|Chicago: A View Over Time|
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