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In this episode of Out of the Archives, "Bringing the Outdoors In," narrators shares stories of community and compassion found in public housing. Storytellers recall the playgrounds found in New York City public housing, having neighbors feel like family, and gaining respect through sports, as well as through fighting.
A special thanks to our storytellers Betty Howard of the Cabrini-Green Homes, Tommy Woods of the Lathrop Homes, Phil Ayala of ABLA, Janetta Pegues of ABLA, Sunny Fischer of the Eastchester Projects, and LeeRoy Murphy of the Robert Taylor Homes. We would also like to thank our Oral History Corps and other Chicago oral historians who helped to gather these stories, Hannah Barg, Richard Cahan, Francesco De Salvatore, Ashley Jefferson, Shakira Johnson, and Alexis Judeh.
The stories span from 1949 to 1983.