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If you could imagine...


Standing on the Illinois shore after fleeing in your fight for humanity and freedom, and just as you make your way out you take a look back. What might you have had to leave behind? How would you feel arriving in a new town, not knowing what "free" meant? 

Imagine stepping off a steamer onto a frozen riverfront shore with no possessions or money for the rest of the trip. Would a community of strangers be there to

help you, and guide you in your Exodus? 

If there were entire neighborhoods full of refugees and immigrants, having arrived in land of opportunity with nothing but will and intent to get them through, would you worry for them?

People have used that will and intent to survive harder ships than these, and so many survivors have overcome adversity and were even able to help others along the way.


But in some ways the foundations and dreams built to propel this expansion have been forgotten. The synergy is waning. 

If you could imagine what a street named for Dr. Martin Luther King looked like, what would you see? Dilapidated buildings? Or innovation? 

Imagine living in a world where yesterday's legacies are cherished and the memories are not only preserved, but still paying forward.


We have all either had a similar dream or shared in Dr. King's dream, but none of us probably imagined that it would look like this.


His work is done, but the fight is not over. 


Our history is so rich and powerful it can teach lessons in HUMANITY and

how we CHANGE. It can show us how our past

ideologies, decisions, societies, systems, cultures and technologies were

built and operated...

and sometimes,

changed the WORLD.


In fact, it still has a story to tell... Now, we are the STORY.

There are so many stories that want to be told

and still so much we can learn from our past.


We can learn to truly appreciate the differences in our neighbors. We can solve problems quickly and compassionately.

What is kindness?

What is culture?

What is a hero?

Lets find out together!

There are many organizations taking the reigns and are involved in preserving the dignity, as well as, the history of our streets.

Here are a few you might like to know about!


To get involved in events or donate to any of them click the button next to them for more info.


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