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Capturing the Spirit of Maxwell Street

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Chicago's near-west side Maxwell Street neighborhood was famous for its blues, food, deals, and diversity. Some of its residents' stories are retold in And This Was Free, a series of performances by a local theater troupe. In the excerpt we hear, Lois Atkins portrays Dr. Beatrice Tucker, medical director of the Chicago Maternity Center for more than 40 years; and Matt Parker plays boxer and Olympic gold medalist Jackie Fields.

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