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Oral History Collection

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  1. FORTY BLOCKS: Ruby Taylor

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Ruby Taylor lived in East Garfield Park her entire life. Born in 1958, Ms. Taylor remembered a neighborhood with businesses along Madison Street, including theaters, car dealerships, grocery stores, restaurants, and Black-owned businesses. She described...

  2. FORTY BLOCKS: Arloa Sutter

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Arloa Sutter founded Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community organization providing social services in East Garfield Park. Breakthrough began in the storefront of a church and grew into a campus with women's and men's shelters, a...

  3. FORTY BLOCKS: Barbara Stewart

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Barbara Stewart was born in New Jersey and her family moved to Chicago in 1956. She was a police officer for twenty-two years and retired in 2008. In 2016, she lived in the West Side...

  4. FORTY BLOCKS: Snirly Simpson

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Reverend Snirly Simpson was born in Sunflower, Mississippi in 1941. His family relocated to Chicago in 1958 when he was seventeen years old. After working as a launderer and cleaner, Reverend Simpson became the second...

  5. FORTY BLOCKS: Claudia Pate

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Claudia Pate was born in Chicago in 1942. For part of her childhood, she lived in the Robert Brooks Homes. She graduated from Marshall High School and had spent most of her life in the...

  6. FORTY BLOCKS: Willie Morris Jr.

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Reverend Willie Morris Jr. was born in Chicago in 1945 and lived part of his childhood in Arkansas. His family later moved back to Chicago before his high school years. Reverend Morris Jr. worked at...

  7. FORTY BLOCKS: Patricia Lyles

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Patricia Lyles was born in Chicago in 1948 and lived in East Garfield Park for over sixty-five years. She graduated from Beidler Elementary School and described the neighborhood in her youth as "family oriented." In...

  8. FORTY BLOCKS: Barbara Long

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Barbara Long was born and raised in Chicago, first in the Pilsen neighborhood then in the Austin community area. In the mid-1960s racial tensions were peaking as the neighborhood turned from majority white to majority...

  9. FORTY BLOCKS: Norvel Jefferson

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Norvel Jefferson was born in Chicago in 1958. He recounted his life growing up on the West Side and the impact his mother, Nancy Jefferson (1923-1992), had on the area. She was admired as the...

  10. FORTY BLOCKS: Nicole Hollander

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Nicole Hollander was born in 1939 in Chicago. She grew up at 3914 West Congress Parkway. Ms. Hollander recalled a close-knit, diverse neighborhood. She graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1960. After working...

  11. FORTY BLOCKS: Levette Haynes

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Levette Haynes was a resident of East Garfield Park. She was active in the West Side Cultural Arts Center, where she developed and ran poetry nights and other programming. She taught art at the Gold...

  12. FORTY BLOCKS: Dorothy Gaters

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Dorothy Gaters was born in Buehler, Mississippi in 1946, and her family moved to Chicago soon after. She went to Marshall High School in East Garfield Park. She later became a teacher and basketball coach...

  13. FORTY BLOCKS: Amara Enyia

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Amara Enyia was born in 1983 in Baltimore, Maryland and later moved to Chicago. Her parents, who were activists in the Nigeria, impacted her interest in public policy, politics, education policy, journalism, and community outreach....

  14. FORTY BLOCKS: Carl and Barbara Ellis

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Carl and Barbara Ellis were both born in 1954 in Chicago. They met on the West Side and married in the 1970s. Both recalled their experiences in rallies with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Together...

  15. FORTY BLOCKS: Willie Dotson

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Willie Dotson was born in Mississippi in 1949. His family moved to Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood in 1966. Mr. Dotson also described experiencing police harassment during his time at Farragut High School. He also described...

  16. FORTY BLOCKS: Ebone Dillard

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Ebone Dillard lived in East Garfield Park since she was eight years old. Upon moving to the neighborhood, her family lived at West Walnut Street and North Francisco Avenue. Ms. Dillard was an active employee...

  17. FORTY BLOCKS: Carolyn Crockett

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Carolyn Crockett, born in 1971, lived "off and on" in East Garfield Park her entire life. In 2005, she started working with Breakthrough, a social service provider on the West Side. She was the program...

  18. FORTY BLOCKS: Steve Braxton

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Steve Braxton was born in the 1950s in Louisiana. He came from a ten child family of tenant farmers who eventually moved to Chicago as part of the Great Migration. He was drafted into the...

  19. FORTY BLOCKS: Richard Bradshaw

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Richard Bradshaw, born in 1947, grew up in East Garfield Park, at 2663 West Washington Boulevard. In his interview, he recalled the feeling of community in East Garfield Park - everyone knew each other, activities...

  20. I WAS THERE: Jim and Hjordis Garner

    Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, Chicago History Museum
    Hjordis grew up in west suburban Oak Park, Illinois and Jim, who was born in Missouri, graduated from college in Missouri and later entered the United States Navy. After school and military service, he started working at Encyclopedia Britannica. It was through this job that he moved to Chicago where he met Hjordis. In the mid-1960s, the couple purchased a house on North Lincoln Park Avenue West. From this vantage point, they experienced the riots related to the Democratic National Convention. Each night, shortly after 11:00 pm, the couple would look at Lincoln Park and the streets around their home...

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