Conversation with Ruth Abram

November 16, 2006

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Tearing down Chicago public housing (Photo by Patricia Evans)

Ruth Abram, the founder and President of New York's Lower East Side Tenement Museum visits Chicago to talk about museums and other public sites as places where contested history can be negotiated.  Thinking about the possibility of a Chicago Public Housing museum, Ruth explores how we can harness the power of history to create social change. 

Interviewing Ruth is Richard Cahan, author of Chicago: Rising from the Prairie, with additional remarks from Roberta Feldman, Professor at the College of Architecture and the Arts at UIC and author of The Dignity of Resistance: Women Residents' Activism in Chicago Public Housing.


Recorded Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.