these days & times


These photos explore how Chicago’s hyper-segregated communities, and by extension its northern counterparts, became cauldrons of conflict, disinvestment, and poverty offers a penetrating lens into one of one of most perplexing and heart rending challenges America faces today.

projects

Ida B. Wells Housing Project: Alley just north

picket line

JULY 21, 1960 Blacks picket for fair housing outside a GOP meeting

buildings

1946 Tenements Rear view of tenements at 31st and Dearborn Streets

civil rights

August 18, 1966 Civil rights march in front of the Chicago Real Estate Board building, 105 W. Madison.

 

conditions

Housing conditions January 10, 1949-849 N. Wells St

 

terror Cicero Crowd (July 12, 1957) Part of a crowd of 3,000 watch a Negro family’s furniture burn beside the apartment building at 6139 W. 19th St. Cicero.   

terror

Cicero Crowd (July 12, 1957) Part of a crowd of 3,000 watch a Negro family’s furniture burn beside the apartment building at 6139 W. 19th St. Cicero.