This ghetto area behind St. Pauls Church at 50th and Blackstone was pictured Feb 20, 1958.
FHA National Officers 1956 Shirley Fleagle of Maryland and Milda Kussler of N. Dakota are standing. Pat Lormand of Kaplan Louisiana, Carol Pierson of Alton Illinois and Ardis Armstrong of Fairfield Montana sit for a picture at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in a meeting of Future Homemakers of America July 4, 1956.
Hale Elementary School in Chicago, IL 1949
Massive Amount of X-mas packages at The Chicago Post Office in 1948.
Bad smog is covering Michigan Avenue in Chicago in this January 1960 photo taken from the top of a nearby building.
PRESS COLLECTION: “White Families Protesting Black Family Moving In – Race Riot in Cicero, Illinois” (1951)
Angry crowd of ignorant white People in Cicero, IL who are protesting the arrival of a negro Family in their town. Racist White People Riot in Cicero, IL. 1951 Racial Riot Scenes in Cicero, Illinois 1951 Race Riot Scenes in Cicero, Illinois in 1951 Cicero Family Feeds Soldiers During Riot Cicero, Illinois where a race […]
Crowd gathered at Congress Plaza in Chicago to hear comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory speak on May 13, 1963.
Protesters picketing in front of the State of Illinois Building on LaSalle Street in Chicago, April 22, 1964. The were supporting the stall-in civil rights protests in New York for the World’s Fair.By the spring of 1964, movements in New York City against racial discrimination had reached a fevered pitch. Minimal advancements from previous campaigns […]
Model home of Lieblich Home Builders at 320 W. Roosevelt Road in the Villa Park suburb of Chicago. The photo was taken on September 1, 1959.
Jackson Park Lagoon South of Wooded Islands, Chicago, IL. Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman/
Northwestern University’s Sigma Pi fraternity doing the bunny hop during their Pajama Costume Dance at Lake Tower Hotel, February 17, 1961.
A group of civil rights demonstrators who were arrested for protesting in front of Chicago City Hall, March 9, 1965. (1st District police station)
Cook County Prison Break Story Scenes.
Chicago, from the “Black Trans-Atlantic Experience Project”
Photo of Electric Line Follows Steam Railroad by Streamlining Chicago.
Street in Negro section of Chicago, Illinois. 1941
L Train Derails Chicago 63rd & Calumet. Photo is dated April 21, 1960 L Train derailment at 63rd & Calumet Chicago.
Former President Harry S. Truman changing trains, Dearborn Station, on his way to Washington DC, August 8, 1962.
POW’s Arrive in Chicago on Train WWII, 1945.
Chicago Coach Interior of 400 Train.
Passengers Of Train Accident On L Track Move To Station Chicago. Photo is dated May 18, 1959.
TWO YOUTHS IN UPTOWN, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A NEIGHBORHOOD OF POOR WHITE SOUTHERNERS. THE INNER CITY TODAY IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRADICTION TO THE MAIN STREAM AMERICA OF GAS STATIONS EXPRESSWAYS, SHOPPING CENTERS AND TRACT HOMES. IT IS POPULATED BY BLACKS, LATINS AND THE WHITE POOR. SOME OF THE BEST AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE SURVIVES IN HER “WORST” NEIGHBORHOODS, […]
BLACK RESIDENTS ON ONE OF THE BALCONIES OF THE ROBERT TAYLOR HOMES, A LOW INCOME HIGHRISE APARTMENT BUILDING IN CHICAGO. IT IS A COMPLEX OF 28 BUILDINGS LOCATED BETWEEN THE 3900 AND 5400 BLOCKS ON STATE STREET WITH 4,312 APARTMENTS HOUSING 25,220 PERSONS. A GOAL OF MANY RESIDENTS IS TO FIND A JOB THAT PAYS […]
South Side neighborhood under CDN Vice Probe. December 16, 1960.
CHA Housing Project,Cabrini Extension.
Children as King Train Passes CA. Photo dated Jun 10, 1939.
Chicago Northwestern Commuter Train. Photo Is Dated As Nov 2,1948.
“THE FRUIT OF ISLAM”, A SPECIAL GROUP OF BODYGUARDS FOR MUSLIM LEADER ELIJAH MUHAMMAD, SIT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PLATFORM WHILE HE DELIVERS HIS ANNUAL SAVIOR’S DAY MESSAGE IN CHICAGO. THE CITY IS HEADQUARTERS FOR THE BLACK MUSLIMS. THEIR $75 MILLION EMPIRE INCLUDES A MOSQUE, NEWSPAPER, UNIVERSITY, RESTAURANTS, REAL ESTATE BANK AND VARIETY OF […]