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Richard Steele Goes to Bridgeport

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In the past, Bridgeport was the center of Chicago political power and a symbol of black versus white racial tension. Today, our mayor lives north of Roosevelt, and the racial make up of Bridgeport is divided as much Hispanic and Asian as white. These changes have come as Chicago continues to be one of the most segregated cities in the country.

On June 27, Richard Steele heads to Bridgeport, to Maria's Package Goods and Community Bar, to talk with residents and visitors about what it used to mean to be a black person in Bridgeport after dark and what it means now. Can a place change?  What does it take? We'll talk about those questions and hear your reflections on how change–or not–in Chicago's neighborhoods affects us all.

This event is another conversation in WBEZ and Vocalo's "Race: Out Loud" series.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Program starts at 5:30 p.m.

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