May 9, 2024 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CTU Center
1901 W. Carroll Ave.
IL 60612
Jhoanna Maldonado, CTU Lead Organizer

Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation: The origin story of America's modern racial divide and wealth gap

Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation by Bruce Orenstein is a four-part documentary series about how Chicago devised the most sweeping system of racially segregated communities in the United States.

Ep. 4: “We’ve Found the Enemy and It’s Not Us”

The final episode of the documentary tells the story of how an interracial group of working-class homeowners on Chicago’s west side fought unscrupulous realtors and bank redlining, leading them to Washington, D.C., where they forced the passage of groundbreaking legislation. The series thus closes by highlighting the efforts of visionary advocates and organizers to redress enduring racial injustice, make African American communities whole, and enable a better future—even as it conveys the continuing toll of the racial wealth gap created by over a century of housing segregation.