• I WAS THERE: Ronald S. Miller

    Miller, Ronald S, Johnson, Gary T, Alter, Peter

    Ronald S. Miller was born in 1931 and grew up in Chicago's Albany Park community, the son of a fur shop owner. Mr. Miller discussed his extensive career as an attorney. He developed the firm of Miller…

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  • FORTY BLOCKS: Carl and Barbara Ellis

    Ellis, Carl Edward, Ellis, Barbara Wooten, Breakthrough Film Crew

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum…

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  • FORTY BLOCKS: Barbara Long

    Long, Barbara, Egbert, Catrien, Mitchel, Yasmin

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum…

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  • Chicago Cold War: Roberta Wood

    Wood, Roberta, Wright, Brandon

    Roberta Wood was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 4, 1949. She was born to Communist parents, but her journey toward Communism took a much different path. Roberta and her family moved to Riverside…

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  • FORTY BLOCKS: Willie Dotson

    Dotson, Willie, Breakthrough Film Crew

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum…

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  • I WAS THERE: Marian Shaw

    Shaw, Marian, Alter, Peter

    Ms. Shaw was widely involved in civil rights and social issues throughout her life. She described how, as a reporter for the Roosevelt University newspaper, she witnessed the rioting in Grant Park, in…

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  • Chicago Cold War: Beatrice Lumpkin

    Lumpkin, Beatrice, Wright, Brandon

    Beatrice Lumpkin was a member of the Communist Party and had been a staunch union activist throughout her life along with her late husband Frank. Beatrice Lumpkin moved to Chicago in 1949 so that she…

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  • Chicago Cold War: Charles Suchar

    Suchar, Charles, Ohlson, Walter H

    Dr. Charles Suchar was the son of Holocaust survivors. The Suchars eventually came to Chicago in the 1950s. Suchar was drawn to studying civil rights due to the similarity between the struggle of Afri…

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  • I WAS THERE: John Fitzgerald

    Fitzgerald, John, Bivins, Joy

    John Fitzgerald was a lifelong resident of the Rogers Park community area. He described a typical middle class upbringing in a household that was not political. Mr. Fitzgerald recounts extensive invol…

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