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In this episode of Out of the Archives, "My Heart Was in It: Holidays in Public Housing," narrators share a range of stories about their memories of the end of year holidays in the projects. You’ll hear about hallway decoration competitions in New York City Public Housing, special gifts, and a family’s decision to donate to those who have less.
The narrators in this episode include Deonte Black, who has lived in the Cabrini-Green Homes in Chicago from 1988 to the present day, Lynn Bowens who has lived in the Rangel Houses in New York City from 1964 to the Present day, Ida Brantley who has lived in ABLA in Chicago from 1970 to the present day, Katherine Davis who lived in the Cabrini-Green Homes in Chicago from 1957 to 1967, Sunny Fischer who lived in the Eastchester Projects in New York City from 1949 to 1960, Carol and Diane Rizzi who lived in ABLA in Chicago from 1949 to 1957, Brenda Taylor who lived in ABLA in Chicago from 1974-2016, and Kimberly Wellington who has lived in the Lathrop Homes in Chicago from 1974 to the present day.
The stories span from 1949 to the present day.