CHICAGO WEST SIDE RACE RIOTS (1968)

Chicago “West Side” Race Riots – 1968 The 1968 Chicago riots were sparked by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was shot while standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968 at 6:01 pm. Violence and chaos followed, with blacks flooding out […]

PRESS COLLECTION: “Piggly Wiggly” (1966)

Crystal Lake, Illinois. Piggly Wiggly grocery store restored to normal a year after the devastating tornadoes that swept through Crystal Lake in 1965. The photo was taken on March 29, 1966.The overall Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965 involved 47 tornadoes (15 significant, 17 violent, 21 killers) hitting the Midwest. It was the second biggest […]

PRESS COLLECTION: “Election Party” (1961)

Hometown, Illinois after an election party at Palos Hills Country Club, May 3, 1961. Pictured (back row) are Pastor Ira Hall, Mrs. Florence Hynes, Mrs. Frank Hynes (Mayor of Hometown), Joseph Merrion, Rev. P. J. Ronayne, Mae Randle, Edward Eckert, Mrs. Edward Eckhert, Toby Anderson and Mrs. Toby Anderson.

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Danny Lyon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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, […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – John H. White, Chicago, Illinois.

“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 […]