In 2013, when Angela Ross found out her kids’ elementary school was closing, she could hardly believe it. Then Jeanette Ramann and other parents from a nearby Bronzeville school came to help with the transition. Today, the two are friends and fellow education advocates.
The Chicago’s City Council offered a reparations package to individuals tortured by former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge. Anthony Holmes was one of the men who spoke before the city council’s finance committee about his experiences being tortured by Burge.