Young freedom fighters fight to change the name of a major park from the namesake of a slave owner to abolitionists Anna and Frederick Douglass.

STRATEGIES

How did we do it?

Student activists and educators from Village Leadership Academy campaign to change the name of a park from a slaveholder to abolitionists Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. 

THE FILM

THE FILM

Read some of the organizers' most compelling speeches.

IN OUR OWN WORDS

Supported by: The Field Foundation and NeXt Doc

History and Timeline: Natalie Frazier Photographs: Kaleb Autman and Isiah ThoughtPoet Veney Graphic Designs: Jake “JB” Brode and Jeremiah Shalo  Website Design: Nuree Kim Biographies of Historical Figures: Dr. Guy Mount and University of Chicago Reparations Working Group Produced by: Cai Thomas and Bianca Jones