Created By: National Public Housing Museum
Stories from the Redline: Fire Fire Gentrifier
Through photos, oral history, music, and dance, the NPHM and Blu Rhythm Collective are proud to present Stories from the Redline: Fire Fire Gentrifier, a self-guided tour of a people's history of Lincoln Park.
What can we learn from the past? How can we build a better collective future for all of us?
This tour excavates the hidden and repressed history of urban renewal and explores the struggles of the Young Lords to organize, raise political awareness, and resist gentrification.
Music by Pinqy Ring, photos by Carlos Flores, and stories by Cha Cha Jiménez, Billy Che Brooks, and Professor Jacqueline Lazu.
Listen and look more intentionally at the existing urban landscape, reflect on how it’s changed, and witness the exuberance of young people, who with collective joy, are organizing and reclaiming Chicago neighborhood history today.
The .75-mile tour begins at the DePaul School of Music at 804 W Belden Street and ends at Lincoln Park High School at 2001 N Orchard Street. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is wheelchair accessible. There are 3 destination stops on this tour, with intermediary travel points along the way.
There are ramped sidewalks on both sides of all streets included in this walking tour.
Major streets have pay-to-park spots.
The tour is red line accessible via Fullerton, brown/purple lines accessible via Armitage, as well as the Fullerton (74) and Armitage (73) buses. The Fullerton red line stop has an elevator.
Transcripts of all audio are available.
This tour is made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
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