For decades, this neighborhood has provided a community, shops, social life, and economic stability for a vast population of African Americans.
We discussed the hopes, fears, and worries of those who have been in Black Chicago for generations. There was discussion about the current conversations taking place, such as those around police violence and gun ownership.
We talked about the universal experience of displacement and gentrification, as well as the impact of drug addiction and the ease of access to guns. And we discussed the current tensions and disconnections, like the lack of education, the antagonism felt from police officers, and the concerns about building a true partnership between the police and the community.
This is a first-person account of a conversation between McNeilly, a young woman, and her community member.
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The show is produced by Susanna Murray and Tanya Stevenson.
EPISODE: NO. 3