In many ways, Chicago’s the same city it was 50 years ago

In many ways, Chicago’s the same city it was 50 years ago
In many ways, Chicago’s the same city it was 50 years ago

In many ways, Chicago’s the same city it was 50 years ago

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Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech, statistics show that African-Americans in Chicago are still struggling with the same issues that plagued them five decades ago-high poverty rates, lack of jobs and life in a segregated city. Chicago magazine “Deal Estate” columnist Dennis Rodkin details how poverty and unemployment play into the housing market. Photo: Flickr/Michigan State University Archives