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Juanita Lopez, 1965

 

Juanita Lopez had her photo taken in 1965 during her baby shower while she was pregnant with son Ben Lopez. This photo was taken at the 1700 block of 21st Place where she lived with her husband and children.

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LGBTQ Youth and the Changing Landscape

LGBTQ Youth and the Changing Landscape

An Intergenerational Kiki*

By Tony Alvarado-Rivera and Cesar Hernandez of the Chicago Freedom School.

Editors note: At ElevArte Community Studio one of our main goals is to create a safe space for youth, a space where they feel free to express themselves creatively and explore who they are.

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It's Time to Build Again

It's Time to Build Again

Back in the day when I lived in Brighton Park as a young person, I delivered the newspaper on 40th Place from Albany to California Avenue.  Every morning at 5am, I would wake up, prepare my route orders, and deliver to customers.  I had the second largest route in the neighborhood.  I was able to do this all the way through high school.  Not great pay, but it helped with what my family could not provide for me.

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