Built in the 1940s on Chicago's Near North Side, the Cabrini-Green housing project was home to thousands of residents, and became notorious for its crime and dilapidated buildings. High-Risers is an accessible, well-researched narrative nonfiction book that explores the complex and chronicles the lives of its residents and activists, along with a focus on federal policy and local politics. EPL and EAM partner for this book discussion connected to the museum's exhibitions Depth of Field and There is Black Housing in the Future: Equitable Public Housing as Memorial.
EPL cardholders who register can ask staff for a book copy. Find digital books at elmlib.org/ebooks.
Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join.
Event Type(s): Adult Book Discussion, Adult Program, Arts and Culture, Books and Authors, Common Connection, History, Online Program