Bethel Church helped the West Side rise from the ashes

At West End and Keeler Avenues in Chicago's West Garfield Park, an elliptical blue-green dome rises above the surrounding bungalows and two-flats. It is the pinnacle of Bethel Church, a symbol of community and an anchor to this neighborhood for 125 years.

1968 – A Sneak Preview from Redlined – 50 years later

On January 15th, a few days ago, the New York Times ran an article entitled "50 Years Later, It feels Familiar: How America Fractured in 1968." I was struck by how I've used the same word, fractured, in the title of my book: Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago.  I'm going to share just a portion of that year as covered in my book.

2019-06-05T22:10:37-05:00January 18th, 2018|Chicago history, Chicago: A View Over Time, Uncategorized|