Hyde Park.

Walking around the  Hyde Park community proved to be a very interesting day indeed. The weather was nice and warm….the sun was very present that morning/early afternoon (Lol). The neighborhood its self was interesting. It was funny to see the dynamics of the neighborhood. One block was nice and manicured..flower gardens…yard decortions…..nice normal houses. The type of houses that are typical in my grandmothers neighborhood (which is a black working class community)….and the next block was a little more….or maybe I should say a little less nice. It was all in all very quiet though. There wasn’t much activity. As far as the history is concerned Ms. Cox gave us some info….but not as much info as she did with the  Hollywood community. One of my team members did some research on Hyde Park and it was all very informative. The event that seemed to catch the Crossroads team as a whole was The Shannon Street Massacre. Ms. Cox took us in front of the house where it occurred and told us she would not give us the details but something very tragic happened that affected the neighborhood as a whole- and now knowing the story I am almost positive she did not mean in the most positive way.

Because I know have some background knowledge (Shout out to Elizabeth=] ) I am excited to go into Hyde Park. Knowing the history (good and bad) I am anxious to get a first hand account of the people who live in this area and deal with the things that were talked about in various sources on a regular basis. I’m anxious to get the stories of those that are often looked over and forgotten about.

All in all this should prove to be a very interesting/enlightening/resourceful experience =}



Does anyone have a case of the Monday’s or is it just me?!?!

Published in: on June 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm  Comments Off on Hyde Park.  
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