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The Fight for Lincoln Park: The Young Lords, the Black Panthers, Concerned Citizens, and the Struggle Against Urban Renewal

We recently spent three episodes of our weekly radio show History is Revolting listening to and discussing audio from an interview that Mike conducted with Richard Vission, an organizer and writer who is promoting his new novel, The Foundations of Kindness. The novel is a fictionalized account of the history he lived through as an organizer fighting against urban renewal in the late 1960s in Lincoln Park, Chicago. We present here a brief narrative that discusses urban renewal, the impact of the Black Panthers on the movement in Lincoln Park, and other topics. We also provide a variety of primary documents that correspond with this discussion.