The History Of Chicago’s ‘Nazi Neighborhood’

Rockwell Hall was located in the Southwest Side Chicago neighborhood of Marquette Park. (Courtesy J.R. Schmidt)
Rockwell Hall was located in the Southwest Side Chicago neighborhood of Marquette Park. (Courtesy J.R. Schmidt)
Rockwell Hall was located in the Southwest Side Chicago neighborhood of Marquette Park. (Courtesy J.R. Schmidt)
Rockwell Hall was located in the Southwest Side Chicago neighborhood of Marquette Park. (Courtesy J.R. Schmidt)

The History Of Chicago’s ‘Nazi Neighborhood’

The rally and ensuing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend was a reminder that the “alt-right” and “white nationalists” are not fringe groups quietly operating on the sidelines.

White power groups, or “Neo-Nazis,” are part of the fabric of Chicago’s complicated history of race.

For Curious City, Jesse Dukes reports on Chicago’s “Nazi Neighborhood” in the 1970s. Click here to read and listen to the story.