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This episode of Out of the Archives, "Ordinary But Extraordinary" takes cues from our 2018 exhibition History Lessons: Everyday Objects from Chicago Public Housing, and looks to show the importance of everyday stories and their ability to deepen our understanding of American history.
A special thanks to our storytellers Herman Bonner of Stateway Gardens, Raymond McDonald of Cabrini-Green, Crystal Palmer of the Henry Horner Homes, Alan Schwartz of the Jane Addams Homes, Juanita Stevenson of the Lathrop Homes, and Claudice Ware of the Ida B. Wells Homes. We'd also like to thank the oral historians who recorded these stories, including Kimberly Cook, Francesco De Salvatore, Raymond McDonald, Frank McFadden, and Nora Waters
The stories span from 1933 to the present day.