City Bricks Project in Chicago Magazine

by Aug 6, 2021In the Media, News

On July 9, Chicago Magazine published a story on its website about the dramatic growth in inequality over the past 50 years between many of Chicago’s African-American communities and more affluent communities in the area. The story features City Bricks’ Garfield Park mural and includes one of its statistical comparisons: ┬áMedian home value in West Garfield Park is $164,500, while it is $593,000 in Lincoln Park. The story notes the irony of the worsening conditions at a time when the city is honoring black heroes of the past by renaming landmarks (Jean Baptiste Point du Sable Lake Shore Drive, Douglass Park) and erecting new monuments (Ida B. Wells). You can read the story here.