Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
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This thesis rediscovers the history of Chicago’s public housing through the voices of residents. Under the guidance of bell hooks’ “homeplace,” Black Chicagoans consistently demonstrated their struggle to find a homeplace in Chicago after systematic residential segregation before, during, and after the height of the institution of public housing. Using the voices of mothers, gang members, and children, this paper highlights the contradictory and multidimensional lives, thoughts, and desires of Chicago’s public housing residents.
Forte, Camille, "Creating Homeplace in Chicago's Public Housing" (2023). CMC Senior Theses. 3259.