A Neighborhood Finds Itself

A Neighborhood Finds Itself

A Neighborhood Finds Itself

A Neighborhood Finds Itself

Excerpt

There is increasing concern throughout the United States over the decline of our cities, the spread of blight, the decay of urban neighborhoods, the flight of middle-class white residents to the suburbs, the rapid in-migration to industrial cities of lower income peoples -- Negroes, Puerto Ricans, American Indians, poor southern whites -- all attracted by higher wages and better opportunities. On a variety of fronts, public and private agencies have been trying to face these problems. And city neighbors -- an increasing number of them -- have come together in neighborhood movements that are beginning to spread throughout the nation.

This is the story of the pioneering effort of men and women in a declining Chicago community to fuse the challenges of Negro in-migration and conservation into the excitement of creating a fine interracial community. It is the story of people of all races and creeds who believed in their community and worked together to save it: how they set out to reverse the patterns of blight and flight that threatened to destroy their neighborhood; the difficult problems they faced and their organization of the Hyde Park- Kenwood Community Conference to solve them. It is the story of the hostility, suspicion, and lethargy they met and tried to con-

Author Advanced search

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.