Friday, April 4, 2014

WBEZ: In Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, integration is no accident

Via The Chicago Neighborhoods

I found this WBEZ story interesting. Many neighborhoods on the south side began to experience change from being a white neighborhood to a Black neighborhood. Natalie Moore seeks to explain why Beverly on the southwest side of the city became an integrated neighborhood.

In fact unlike such neighborhoods as Hyde Park or Roger's Park, Beverly didn't have a university to anchor and play a role in their real estate. The many communities that have changed from Black to white in the 1950s & 1960s include Chatham and Englewood.

Chicago has often been a city cited for it's stark segregation between different races and ethnicities. One can only wonder if this could change in the future.

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